Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Hardcover | October 18, 2014

EditorChristopher Adam, Paul Collier, Michael Gondwe

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Zambia is a landlocked mineral dependent country in Southern Africa whose history is intimately entwined with the copper mining industry. Having gained Independence from Britain in 1964 at the height of a copper boom, the country experienced a slow and painful economic decline over the nextquarter century. However, following a traumatic and protracted process of economic adjustment through the 1990s and early 2000s, Zambia's economic potential is now better than it has been at any time since Independence. This book, which contains a set of rigorous but accessible essays by a range of Zambian and international scholars, seeks to examine the challenges and opportunities that currently face Zambian policymakers as they seek to harness the country's valuable natural assets to broad-based and sustainableeconomic growth over the coming decades. Written in a non-technical manner by leading scholars in the field, the chapters address key challenges in the areas of natural resource management, agriculture, trade, employment and migration, education, finance, and investment. This is the second volume inthe Africa: Policies for Prosperity series following on from the successful first volume on Kenya.

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Zambia is a landlocked mineral dependent country in Southern Africa whose history is intimately entwined with the copper mining industry. Having gained Independence from Britain in 1964 at the height of a copper boom, the country experienced a slow and painful economic decline over the nextquarter century. However, following a traumati...

Christopher Adam is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford. He studied economics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and at Nuffield College, Oxford. His research is primarily on the macroeconomics of low-income economies, particularly those of Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Research Associate at the Centre...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pagesPublished:October 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Growth strategies for Zambia1. Michael Gondwe and Emmanuel Pamu: Introduction2. Paul Collier: Zambia: A time of big opportunities and tough decisions3. Adriana Cardozo, Gibson Masumbu, Chiwama Musonda, and Gael Raballand: Growth, employment and the political economy of private sector developmentPart II. Macroeconomic policy choices4. Samuel Bwalya, Shantayanan Devarajan, Vinayak Nagaraj, and Gael Raballand: Fiscal strategies5. Robert Conrad: Mining taxation6. Christopher Adam, Ivan Zyuulu, and Isaac Muhanga: Monetary policy and the exchange rate in Zambia7. Francis Chipimo: Capital market and resource mobilization8. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula and Austin Mwape: Financial system regulation and corporate governancePart III. The supply side: production, trade and infrastructure9. Christopher Adam, Alexander Lippert, and Anthony Simpasa: Mining in Zambia: Revitalization and the challenges of inclusive prosperity10. Mulenga Musepa, Francis Ndilila, Sherman Robinson, and Jon Pycroft: Agriculture and land11. Alan Whitworth: Energy policy12. Gael Raballand and Alan Whitworth: Transport policy13. Massimiliano Cali, Emmanuel Pamu, and James Mwansa: Trade policy and trade facilitation in ZambiaPart IV. Public service delivery and the political economy of reforms14. Nic Cheeseman, Robert Ford, and Neo Simutanyi: Back to the future: The foundation and consequences of populism in Zambia15. Mike Bratton and Peter Lolojih: Rationality, cosmopolitanism, and adjustment fatigue: Public attitudes to economic reform in Zambia16. Collins Chansa, Mirja Sjoblom, and Monique Vledder: Achieving better health outcomes through innovative strategies and results-focused interventions17. Sylvester Mashamba and Paul Collier: Housing and urbanization in Zambia: Unleashing a formal market process