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Since 2016 the Zambian Government and the IMF have been engaged in talks around possible support to the Home-Grown Economic Stabilisation and Growth Programme (ESGP), also called Zambia Plus.
by Felix Mwenge
The recent introduction of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has sparked raging public debate across the country. However, this debate is primarily being based on assumptions as the salient features of the proposed NHI remain unclear. I outline some of the generic expectations of the NHI and provide comments on some aspects of the Bill to add to the debate.
by Malidi Msoni-Chatora
Moody’s Investors Service on 26 January 2018, upgraded Zambia’s rating outlook from negative to stable. This is on the back of the country’s recent gradual progress with fiscal consolidation which has helped to cap borrowing needs and public debt accumulation, slowly restoring some amount of policy credibility.
by Tamara Billima-Mulenga
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Africa Human Development Report 2016 estimates that gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average US$95 billion a year which is the equivalent of six percent of the regions Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Africa is not achieving its full growth potential because women are not fully utilized.