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Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)

This tenth Zambia Economic Brief with a focus section on sustainable borrowing and improved debt management. This Brief includes two sections as following: the World Bank's assessment of recent economic developments and the outlook in the short to medium term, and its analysis of a specific development topic or theme. ... See More +

Working Paper 121886 DEC 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Jessen,Lars; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy––and its individual elements––in Zambia. Zambia's 2015 fiscal policy reduces inequality; the largest reduction is created by in-kind public service expenditures on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8246 NOV 20, 2017

Jellema,Jon Robbert; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Rosales,Manuel Disclosed

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Zambia : a demand-side assessment (English)

Financial inclusion in Zambia has nearly doubled in the last ten years - from 21.3 percent in 2005 to 40.2 percent in 2016. This success was made possible by Zambia’s Financial Sector Development Plan that concluded in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 120868 NOV 01, 2017

Zottel,Siegfried; Joubert,Clement Jean Edouard; Khoury,Fares Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

Economic activity has improved in 2017, following a bumper harvest and improved hydro-electricity generation, increased copper production, higher copper prices, and more accommodating monetary policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120174 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production : evidence from Zambia (English)

Rural access is among the most important infrastructure elements to stimulate economic growth in rural and remote areas. The sustainability of feeder road maintenance is a challenge in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8201 SEP 20, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Gericke,Ben Disclosed

Wind resource mapping in Zambia : tower commissioning report (English)

The World Bank (“Customer”) has retained Garrad Hassan America Inc. (hereafter “DNV GL”) to provide a validated mesoscale wind atlas for Zambia, including associated deliverables, and wind energy feasibility and development training courses. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 117433 JUL 01, 2017

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Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)

This paper investigates the dynamics between the exchange rate and consumer price inflation in Zambia. The analysis uses a structural vector autoregression, with quarterly data for 1995-2014 and a combination of short-run sign- and zero-restrictions to identify relevant global and domestic shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8128 JUN 28, 2017

Roger,Lionel Joshua; Smith,Gregory; Morrissey,Oliver Disclosed

Reaping richer returns from public expenditures in agriculture (English)

Zambia’s economy has picked up in 2017 from the tough conditions of 2015 and 2016. Copper priceshave firmed, but they remain low when compared to their peak. ... See More +

Working Paper 117003 JUN 01, 2017

Smith,Gregory; Chinzara,Zivanemoyo Disclosed

Citizen engagement in water snapshots : Lusaka Sanitation Project (English)

In rapidly urbanizing Lusaka, infrastructure and services are lagging far behind growing new demand. This requires innovation and exploring new approaches from the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) and its stakeholders, such as an innovative Condominial Sewerage pilot launched in the Kalingalinga area. ... See More +

Brief 117748 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

SABER engaging the private sector in education country report : Zambia 2016 (English)

This report presents an analysis of how effectively the current policies of Zambia engage the private sector in basic (primary and secondary) education. ... See More +

Working Paper 117521 JUN 01, 2017

Baum,Donald Rey; De Brular,Laura Lewis Disclosed

Child marriage and fertility in Zambia (English)

The relationship between child marriage and fertility could be due in part to the socio-economic and cultural context in which girls who marry early tend to live. ... See More +

Brief 121602 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Zambia (English)

Poor nutrition weakens children’s immune systems, putting them at a greater risk of falling sick from preventable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. ... See More +

Brief 121604 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Zambia (English)

In Zambia, about one in thirteen children die before the age of five; for children born of mothers younger than 18, the risk is higher. Controlling for socio-economic and other characteristics, being born of a mother younger than 18 increases the likelihood of dying before the age of five by three percentage points in the baseline model, as compared to otherwise similar children born of older mothers. ... See More +

Brief 121606 JUN 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)

Developing countries made considerable gains during the first decade of the 21st century. Their economies grew at unprecedented rates, resulting in large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8041 APR 26, 2017

Mc Millan,Margaret; Rodrik,Dani; Sepulveda,Claudia Paz Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

GDP growth improved to 3.3 percent in 2016 from 2.9 percent in 2015, but remained below the rate achieved between 2004 and 2014 (average 7.4 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 113878 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Zambia - Partner focus (English)

Zambia continued to face slower growth in 2016. Tough global conditions have combined with domestic challenges including power outages and tight liquidity. ... See More +

Brief 113757 JAN 24, 2017

Disclosed

Zambia jobs diagnostic : volume 2 – policy framework (English)

Jobs need to be at the heart of economic development policies in Zambia. Recognizing the role of jobs in making Zambia a more equal middle-income country, the Government of Zambia has prioritized job creation in its Vision 2030 and National Strategy on Job Creation and Industrialization by setting a goal to create one million jobs in key sectors over the next five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 115778 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria; Walker,David Ian Disclosed

Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)

This study analyzes from a jobs perspective two high potential value chains (VCs) in Zambia’s agribusiness sector poultry and aquaculture. With more than 50 percent of workers and over 80 percent of poor Zambians recording themselves in agriculture in the 2010 population census, raising agricultural productivity is a determinant to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 115801 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria Disclosed

Zambia - Jobs diagnostic (English)

One of the world’s most youthful countries, Zambia’s economy has been booming since the early 2000s on the back of record high copper prices and private sector investment response to the better business environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 115810 JAN 01, 2017

Merotto,Dino Leonardo Disclosed

Zambia - A review of the World Bank Group jobs portfolio (English)

This report analyzes the World Bank Group (WBG) portfolio in Zambia focused on jobs, referred to as the jobs portfolio, regarding its impact on outcomes related to job creation, job quality, and job access. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 117167 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria Disclosed

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Zambia economic brief : how Zambia can borrow without sorrow (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121886 Working Paper
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8246 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Zambia : a demand-side assessment (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120868 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120174 Working Paper
Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production : evidence from Zambia (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8201 Policy Research Working Paper
Wind resource mapping in Zambia : tower commissioning report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117433 ESMAP Paper
Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 WPS8128 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaping richer returns from public expenditures in agriculture (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117003 Working Paper
Citizen engagement in water snapshots : Lusaka Sanitation Project (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117748 Brief
SABER engaging the private sector in education country report : Zambia 2016 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117521 Working Paper
Child marriage and fertility in Zambia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121602 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Zambia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121604 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Zambia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121606 Brief
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8041 Policy Research Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113878 Working Paper
Zambia - Partner focus (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 113757 Brief
Zambia jobs diagnostic : volume 2 – policy framework (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115778 Working Paper
Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115801 Working Paper
Zambia - Jobs diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115810 Working Paper
Zambia - A review of the World Bank Group jobs portfolio (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117167 Working Paper (Numbered Series)