ZIPAR aims to become the pre-eminent source of publications on the Zambian economy. To this end, ZIPAR invites contributions in the form of working papers on aspects of Zambian economic development, with an emphasis on ZIPAR's key thematic areas of macroeconomic and monetary policy, public finance, trade and investment, poverty reduction, and infrastructure development.
Submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in the ZIPAR Working Paper Series. The Series provides a forum for research and dissemination on economic policy and practice in Zambia. It seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the inter-connections between economic processes and practices in Zambia, and how these shape and are affected by policies and practices at local, regional and global levels.
he series aims at disseminating research findings, to encourage the exchange of ideas about economic development issues, and to enhance the process of knowledge generation by building a feedback mechanism linking research and filed experiences. The Series further aims at sharing such findings and ideas without requiring them to have been rigorously peer reviewed. However, the paper submitted should be a policy oriented paper on economic development issues. Submitted papers will however be peer reviewed and some selected papers will be further reviewed for dissemination on other online/offline media and encouraged for publication.
The ZIPAR Working Paper Series will be a collaborative effort between individual or institutional authors and ZIPAR. The Series will be dedicated to the publication of original research as well as manuscripts on best practices with a view to advancing economic policy formulation and management in Zambia. Essays using various theoretical and methodological perspectives as well as literature reviews are welcome.
Authors should submit their electronic manuscripts. These manuscripts should meet the following standard:

  • 40 pages maximum;
  • Font - Times New Roman,
  • 1.5 line spacing)
  • Manuscripts should include key terms
  • A short biography of authors (250 words maximum).
  • Must use the Harvard Author-Date Referencing System.
  • All manuscripts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information for contributors may be obtained from:

The Executive Director
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research
Central Statistics Office Annex Building
Corner John Mbita and Nationalist Road
P.O. Box 50782, Lusaka, Zambia
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