Lessons for Zambia from Ghana’s IMF Experience – Professor Newman Kusi

On 16th February 2017. The Economics Association of Zambia hosted a public discussion on the IMF recovery program.At the event, Professor Newman Kusi of Ghana presented key lessons via skype that Zambia could learn from Ghana who experienced a similar situation with the IMF recently. Below are the Brief Note and Full Note with lessons.Download below. Discussion Note: Lessons from the Ghanian Experience Newspaper Article – Lessons from the Ghanian Experience by

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2017 Budget Highlights & Analysis

On 23 rd November EAZ Program Officer Kampamba Shula made a presentation on the 2017 budget highlights and analysis at Mulungushi conference centre. Here are the highlights. The resource envelope projects Grants and Financing at 27%, which is a rather large percentage. The grants and financing will be greatly affected by how much Government is able to solicit confidence in the economy’s fiscal trajectory and debt sustainability. A deal with the IMF in the first quarter of 2017 could help accomplish this. In simple terms, without some confidence boost it…

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The Global Economy: Effects on Commodity Dependent Countries like Zambia

On the 17th of November, 2016 EAZ Programs Officer Kampamba Shula made a presentation at the FNB Financial Journalism academy at Protea Hotel on “The Global Economy Effects on Commodity dependent countries like Zambia”. It was well received. Below are some of the highlights. US Job Market US Nonfarm payrolls (Job numbers minus farm workers) has slowed in the last few months which might indicate weakness in the US economy. China PMI The Chinese HSBC Manufacturing PMI is a composite indicator designed to provide an overall view of activity in…

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