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Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Christopher Adam, Paul Collier, and Michael Gondwe


This book is the second volume in the Policies for Prosperity series, following the inaugural volume on Kenya, published by OUP in 2011. It brings together top scholars from the international research community and from Zambia to produce a collection of chapters dealing with the foremost economic issues facing policymakers in Zambia today. The chapters cover a wide range of economic policy issues, from monetary, fiscal and trade policy, through questions of agriculture to issues in public finance, service delivery in health and education and infrastructure. All the chapters are anchored in the ... More

Keywords: Zambia, Africa, economics, natural resources, economic policy, public finance, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Adam, editor
CSAE, University of Oxford

Paul Collier, editor
Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Michael Gondwe, editor
Bank of Zambia

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I Growth Strategies for Zambia

3 Growth, Employment, Diversification, and the Political Economy of Private Sector Development in Zambia

Adriana Cardozo, Gibson Masumbu, Chiwama Musonda, and Gaël Raballand1

II Macro-economic Policy Choices

4 Increasing Public Revenue and Expenditure Efficiency in Zambia

Samuel Bwalya, Shantayanan Devarajan, Vinayak Nagaraj, and Gaël Raballand

5 Mineral Taxation in Zambia

Robert F. Conrad

6 Monetary Policy and the Exchange Rate in Zambia

Isaac Muhanga, Ivan Zyuulu, and Christopher Adam

III The Supply Side: Production, Trade, and Infrastructure

9 Mining in Zambia: Revitalization and the Challenges of Inclusive Prosperity1

Christopher Adam, Alexander Lippert, and Anthony Simpasa

10 Agriculture and Land

Jonathan Pycroft, Mulenga Musepa, Francis Ndilila, and Sherman Robinson

11 Energy Policy

Alan Whitworth

12 Transport Policy

Gaël Raballand and Alan Whitworth1

13 Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation in Zambia

Massimiliano Calì, Chungu Kapembwa, and Emmanuel Mulenga Pamu

IV Public Service Delivery and the Political Economy of Reforms

14 Is There a ‘Populist Threat’ in Zambia?1

Nic Cheeseman, Robert Ford, and Neo Simutanyi

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