BCI shows Highest Business Confidence in 2 years about the business environment

The BCI for Q3 of 2021 was recorded at 156 points. This is much higher than the 15 recorded in Q1 of 2021, the 156 points implies that the... Read more »

Maize Meal in Zambia: The Giffen Good Paradox

  Mealie meal in Zambia (Corn meal) is not a normal good in the economic sense, it is a Giffen good. This paper sets out the conditions under which... Read more »

Membership satisfaction and engagement survey

Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) is carrying out a membership satisfaction and engagement survey, to help increase its efficiency and growth by measuring membership and stakeholder perception of services as well... Read more »

Mining Local Content SI

According to a recent report commissioned by the African Development Bank (Lombe, 2019), the Zambian Mining industry consumed an estimated $2.4bn worth of selected goods and services in 2017.... Read more »

Business Cycle Review – Impact of COVID on GDP

The business cycle is the periodic but irregular up-and-down movement in economic activity, measured by fluctuations in real gross domestic product (GDP) and other macroeconomic variables. A business cycle... Read more »

Budget Process in Zambia

The budget is the most important economic policy tool for macroeconomic management and resource allocation for any government. It provides a comprehensive statement of the nation’s priorities. Over the... Read more »

NAPSA Position Paper

Many SME’s struggle with compliance to the statutory obligations under NAPSA. Excluding many formal businesses, Low compliance levels manifest in the difficult-to-reach groups. Even when new businesses do register,... Read more »

MCTI launches Business Survey Report

The Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted this business survey in order to assess the impact of the Covid-19... Read more »

Sovereign Wealth Fund in Zambia

In April 2019 ZACCI appeared before parliament to propose a sovereign wealth fund. In July, it was accepted as a recommendation for the twelfth session of parliament. Sovereign Wealth... Read more »

Sales tax vs VAT – A review

In 2019 a proposed Government intervention reopened a policy debate over which consumption tax is more efficient – sales tax or VAT? This research paper by Kampamba Shula delved... Read more »