In Search of Financial Pathways for Zambia’s Debt Overhang

by Mbewe Kalikeka and Caesar Cheelo

Zambia’s debt problems have kept mounting. Between 2014 and 2018, the total public debt including arrears grew by a staggering 21% per year in nominal US dollar terms. With the new austerity measures announced in mid-2019, we expect a slowdown in debt accumulation.

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