• ZIPAR Senior Research Fellow, Mr Caesar Cheelo
    ZIPAR Senior Research Fellow, Mr Caesar Cheelo

    ZIPAR Senior Research Fellow, Mr Caesar Cheelo makes his presentation based on the report and policy brief on the China-Africa Trade Developments and Impacts: Case of China-Zambia Relations

  • Welcoming the DRC delegation to ZIPAR
    Welcoming the DRC delegation to ZIPAR

    ZIPAR Executive Director Dr. Pamela Nakamba-Kasabo receiving Dr. Long Guoqiang, the Vice President of the Development Research Centre (DRC) of China

  • ZIPAR Director explains the functions of Institution
    ZIPAR Director explains the functions of Institution

    Dr. Kabaso explains the functions of ZIPAR to the delegation from the Development Research Centre (DRC) of China. This was during a visit to the ZIPAR offices

  • DRC Vice President discusses what the Institution does
    DRC Vice President discusses what the Institution does

    Development Research Centre (DRC) Vice President, Dr Long Guoqiang eloborates to the ZIPAR research team the functions of the institution.

  • A gift, with love from China
    A gift, with love from China

    DRC Vice President, Dr. Guoqiang presents ZIPAR Executive Director with a gift after the meeting of representatives from the two think-tanks.

  • The report is out now. Get yourself a copy
  • Hon. Minister of National Development Planning Mr. Lucky Mulusa M.P
    Hon. Minister of National Development Planning Mr. Lucky Mulusa M.P

    The Honourable Minister of National Development Planning, Mr Lucky Mulusa M.P giving his speech at the China-Africa Trade Developments and Impacts: Case of China-Zambia Relations report discussion forum.

  • The Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Roland Msiska
    The Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Roland Msiska

    The Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Roland Msiska listening in to the speech by the Minister of National Development Planning.

  • H.E Yang Youming, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia
    H.E Yang Youming, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia

    China's Ambassador to Zambia H.E. Mr. Yang Youming listens to the Ministerial speech during the China-Africa Trade Developments and Impacts: Case of China-Zambia Relations discussion forum

  • Zambia needs radical education sector reforms to drive industrialisation

    Zambia needs radical education sector reforms. The quality of education and skills development will determine if the children who are aged 0-10 years old today will become globally competitive workers and captains of industry when they are 33-43 years old in 2050.
  • Copperbelt jobs hit hardest by Economic Slowdowns

    The threatened layoff of 4,700 workers by Mopani Copper Mines following a contractual dispute between the company and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) is reminiscent of the economic challenges which hit the Zambian economy in 2015 and led to massive job losses on the Copperbelt, including abo...
  • The Stand-off on Mining Energy Tariffs

    by Mwanda Phiri and Caesar Cheelo In the recent stand-off between Mopani Mines and CEC, one is compelled to take sides. In picking a side, we carefully consider commercial sensibilities on the one hand and on the other hand, good business ethics underpinned by sound moral practices that take into co...
  • The 7NDP, New Wine in Old Wine Skins?

    By Felix Mwenge On June 21st 2017, President Edgar Lungu launched the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP), themed “Accelerating development efforts towards the Vision 2030 without leaving anyone behind”. The document is a five-year plan which shall guide national development from now until 2021...
  • What Zambia needs and wants from the IMF

    by Caesar Cheelo and Pamela Nakamba-Kabaso Recently, a heated debate has raged on about whether or not Zambia needs International Monetary Fund (IMF) support for its Economic Stabilization and Growth Programme (ESGP) dubbed Zambia Plus. Different observers have taken divergent positions on the matte...
  • Tax Amnesty Season is here!

    By Florence Banda-Muleya On the morning of 24th April 2017, Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) announced that it had declared a tax amnesty. This undertaking showed that Santa had come early and was not being discriminatory!

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