INVITATION TO A PUBLIC DISCUSSION – “ECONOMIC REFORM WITH HUMAN FACE: IS SOCIAL PROTECTION UNDER THREAT?

Zambia is currently undergoing economic reforms under the ‘Zambia Plus’ Programme in order to restore the economy and some of these reforms include the removal of energy subsidies, which have the potential to increase the burden on the already strained budget of several Zambians. After the 2017 budget was announced the Government emphasized its willingness to work with civil society in order to devise strategies to effectively deliver services to the vulnerable poor. However, there is concern at the immediate cost implications of social security programmes, and there is an…

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