• IGC Country Manager Dr. Dennis Chiwele speaking at the Urbanisation report launch
    IGC Country Manager Dr. Dennis Chiwele speaking at the Urbanisation report launch

    IGC Country Manager Dr. Dennis Chiwele speaking at the 'Promoting Job Rich Urbanisation in Zambia' report launch

  • ZIPAR Women take part in the Women's Day celebrations
    ZIPAR Women take part in the Women's Day celebrations

    L-R Beenzu Puta, Chama Mundia, Florence Muleya, Euphrasia Illunga, Natasha Okpara, Vivienne Kapulu, Tibakonde Mwale

  • Attending to visitors at the ZIPAR exhibition at the Women's Day celebrations
    Attending to visitors at the ZIPAR exhibition at the Women's Day celebrations

    Tibakonde Mwale attends to some of the guests that came to view what ZIPAR had exhibited at this year's Women's Day celebrations.

  • ZIPAR Self-Employment Report dissemination at ZDA
    ZIPAR Self-Employment Report dissemination at ZDA

    ZIPAR Research Fellow, Gibson Masumbu and Zambia Development Agency Director Policy and Planning Ernest Mwape in a discussion during  ZIPAR’s presentation of the Self-Employment Report on 15th March 2016

  • ZIPAR Flagship Advisory Group Meet
    ZIPAR Flagship Advisory Group Meet

    L-R: Collen Zamba Economic Advisor UNDP, Peggy Mlewa Director Ministry of Labour & Social Security, Zali Chikuba and Florence Muleya following proceedings during Flagship Advisory Group meeting on 1st April 2016, Taj Pamodzi Hotel

  • The IMF Resident Representative addresses the ZIPAR Flagship Advisory Group
    The IMF Resident Representative addresses the ZIPAR Flagship Advisory Group

    Tobias Rasmussen IMF Resident Representative speaking during the Flagship Advisory Group  meeting on 1st April 2016, Taj Pamodzi Hotel. Looking on is Humphrey Katotona Senior Economist Zambia Farmers Union

Zambia must create 1.2 million new jobs in urban areas by 2025: new report highlights the importance...
15 Jun 2016

Zambia’s city populations are expanding at an average rate of nearly 4 percent per year and it is projected that Zambia must create 1.2 million new urban jobs by 2025 and 2.8 million by 2035. A report published today by ZIPAR, the Internationa [ ... ]

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ZIPAR Hails Government's Decision on Maize
12 May 2016

The Minister of Agriculture's decisions to expand national strategic food reserves of maize and to suspend maize exports are both commendable and timely. The decision, which comes in the wake of the El Niño related drought in Eastern and South [ ... ]

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Kwacha Still Under Threat
20 Apr 2016

by Thulani Banda Over the past week, Zambian's have observed with pleasant bewilderment the happenings in the foreign exchange market. Throughout 2015, the kwacha had fallen significantly against the dollar. However, approaching the end of April 201 [ ... ]

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Where is my Magufuli? How to Champion Fiscal Discipline and Good Governance
30 Mar 2016

By Caesar Cheelo How are economic policies crafted? How are they implemented? Whose responsibility is it to champion good economic management through the implementation of sound policies? I tend to think that all these issues ultimately depend on t [ ... ]

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Like Déjà Vu, Zambia Returns to the IMF
29 Mar 2016

By Caesar Cheelo Zambia is experiencing the most dramatic economic downturn seen in the country’s post-liberalization era. Some have described the downturn as a crisis and an economic collapse. Somehow the current situation seems a lot like d [ ... ]

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Self-employed micro businesses and job creation: A missed Opportunity
09 Mar 2016

By Felix Mwenge and Tamara Billima In the face of the economic slowdown, Zambia’s ‘jobs challenge’ is becoming more pressing. One big, but too often neglected, part of the response must be a focus on the smallest enterprises.

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