Effective States and Inclusive Development

Zambia’s response to COVID-19 Part 3: Rising infections and falling confidence amidst increased authoritarianism

14 October 2020 Our ESID Zambia experts reveal the latest developments in the political response to Covid-19 in Zambia In a provocative piece in the Mail & Guardian, Sishuwa Sishuwa argues that the major casualty of the coronavirus in Zambia is not human life but the country’s dem

Zambia Revenue Authority professional performance amidst structural constraints, 1994-2019 Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 13 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar From an initial survey of public sector experts, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) was regarded as a rel

Zambia Revenue Authority professional performance amidst structural constraints, 1994-2019

Working paper 158 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar From an initial survey of public sector experts, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) was regarded as a relatively high performer among public sector institutions in Zambia. This paper utilises a political settlements appr

Bank of Zambia’s autonomy amidst political turnovers in Zambia

Working paper 153 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This working paper analyses the role of Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia (BOZ), in delivering on its mandate, following banking reforms in the early 1990s. Despite occasional political pressures arising out of t

Bank of Zambia’s autonomy amidst political turnovers in Zambia Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper 11 Download pdf Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar This working paper analyses the role of Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia (BOZ), in delivering on its mandate, following bank

What’s the future of Zambia’s political economy following the firing of the governor?

1 September 2020 Caesar Cheelo and Marja Hinfelaar reflect on Zambia’s dramatic news. Zambia’s central bank, the Bank of Zambia (BOZ), is widely regarded as one of the most professional economic institutions in the country, successful in fulfilling its primary mandate of maintai

Zambia’s response to Covid-19 Part 2: ‘We have to choose life or livelihood or both’

30 May 2020 Discover the latest on the response to Covid-19 in Zambia Any glimmer of hope that the Covid-19 crisis would provide an opportunity for technocrats to assert themselves, within the increasingly personalised approach to policy-making under Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (P

Zambia’s response to Covid-19

28 April 2020   In our latest blog in our Covid-19 series, ESID experts discuss the political response in Zambia Zambia is currently in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. As of 23 April, Ministry of Health statistics confirmed 76 cases and three deaths. Currently, the cas

Cities and dominance: Urban strategies for political settlement maintenance and change – Zambia case study

Working paper 136 Download pdf Marja Hinfelaar, Danielle Resnick and Sishuwa Sishuwa This paper tracks how the Patriotic Front (PF) – Zambia’s main opposition from 2006 to 2011, when the party won power – shifted its strategies of dealing with the urban poor, civil society and the mid

Open access book: Read an extract from The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

21 November 2019 New, open access book on The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa has been edited by ESID’s Sam Hickey, Tom Lavers, together with UNU-WIDER’S Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, and Jeremy Seekings of the University of Cape Town. The book challenges exi