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Impacts of Fluctuating Commodity Prices on Government Revenue in the SADC region: The Case of Copper for Zambia

This study identified typical implications of price fluctuations on many of the parameters highlighted above which include: government revenue and the responses from the sector both from the state and mining companies. The report provides sources o…

Debt Profile: Malawi

Malawi's economy has made progress in achieving macroeconomic stabilization following two years of severe drought and lingering consequences of corruption scandals. Malawi faces a moderate risk of debt distress based on an assessment of public exte…

Debt Profile: Mozambique

Mozambique's debt is currently in distress, and total public debt is on an unsustainable path. Large portion of the Mozambique debt is foreign currency dominated debt, hence, the debt dynamics are susceptible to fiscal policy slippages, tighter fin…

Debt Profile: South Africa

South African debt management has evolved quite substantially since the 1970s when the need to develop the debt capital market was identified. The debt level in South Africa exceeded 36% of GDP in 2012 and was projected to continue to increase mod…

Zambia Debt Profile 2018: A Crisis in the Loom

Zambia Debt in 2017 was standing at US$13.5 billion representing 52.5% of the GDP, 70% external debt (US$9.5 billion) and 30% domestic debt (US$ 4 billion). The growing debt burden in Zambia implies straining of the domestic resources and it's a ba…

Zimbabwe Debt Profile 2018

Zimbabwe's domestic public debt has risen, exceeding 100% from about US$3.7 billion in 2016 to about US$ 9.5 billion in 2018. For the past 5 years, GDP growth in Zimbabwe has been below 5% averaging 3% per year. The government should direct resourc…

Illicit Financial Flows in Africa: Trends and Patterns

This report covers the illicit financial flows in Africa in an illustrative way. Africa is losing in excess of US$ 50-60 billion annually. Illicit financial flows deprive African countries of the crucial resources needed for development. This hamp…

Impact de la Fluctuation des Prix de Matiere Premieres sur les Recettes publiques dans la Region de la SADC: Le Cas du Cuivre Pour la RDC / Impact of the Commodity Price Fluctuation on Public Revenues in the SADC Region: The Case of Copper for the DRC

A study that was conducted in some of the SADC countries in order to seek to understand how from 2003 to 2011 the boom in natural resource prices has impacted the economies of these countries and also how they are coping against the fall in the pric…

Impacts of Fluctuating Commodity Prices on Government Revenue in the SADC Region: The Case of Platinum for Zimbabwe

The commodity sector plays a significant role in Zimbabwe, accounting for an average of 19.9 percent of GDP, 50.7 percent of merchandise exports, about 36.2 percent of total formal sector employment and at least 5 percent of total government tax r…

Illicit Financial Flows: Towards a more integrated approach for curbing Illicit Flows from Zimbabwe

"This study is an attempt to estimate the levels of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Zimbabwe’s Mining, Fisheries, Timber and Wildlife sectors, over the period 2009 to 2013. It seeks to assess the possible drivers of IFFs and the existing legal a…

What has Tax Got to do with Development A Critical look at Zimbabwe's Tax system

"The report takes a closer look at the relationship between taxation and development in Zimbabwe by examining the various complexities surrounding taxation as a development finance mechanism in Zimbabwe including the current tax framework, the amoun…

Taxation As a Domestic Resource Mobilisation Tool for Financing Development in Sub Saharan Africa

"The global financial crisis exposed the vulnerability of developing countries for their reliance on foreign aid resources for their development agenda. The crisis resulted in the dwindling of resources for the countries advancing aid and subsequent…

Africa Rising: Inequalities and the Essential Role of Fair Taxation

"This report investigates the issue of income inequality in eight sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). While there is growing public recognition that inequality is the issue …

Increasing Illicit Financial Flows in the Context of Declining Official Development Assistance

"In total it is estimated that Africa has lost an estimated US$528.9 billion between 2003 and 2012. This amount is one and half times more than the official development assistance of US$348.2 billion that the continent has received during the same p…

An Assessment of the Likely Implications of the World Trade Organisation’s Bali Package for Africa

"The Bali Package is the first substantive breakthrough for the WTO since the DDA began in 2001 and it consists of issues on agriculture, trade facilitation, cotton and Least Developed Countries (LDC). The most significant part of the Bali Package i…

Macroeconomic Policy Impacts on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Malawi

"Malawi has experienced commendable results in as far as those macroeconomic indicators are concerned. The economy has stabilised with falling rates of inflation and a stable exchange rate. The appealing macroeconomic indicators notwithstanding, rat…

The Macroeconomic Framework & the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa: The Cases of Ghana and Malawi

"HIV/AIDS has become a leading cause of death in the African continent. It not only constitutes a serious constraint to growth and stability of most African economies and societies, but has actually begun to destroy the hard-won development. Even co…

Busan Partnership Agreement Analysis Report

"At the end of November, 2011, more than 3000 representatives convened in Busan for the Fourth High Level Forum (FHL-4) to take stock and review whether targets in previous agreements have been met and to decide on the future of aid effectiveness ag…

BRICS Development Bank: A new model for Africa

"During the fifth BRICS summit held in Durban, South Africa, from 26-27 March, 2013, the joint statement from the BRICS leaders announced that they have agreed to establish a New Development Bank. The idea of setting up a BRICS Development Bank as a…

BRICS at glance: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa

"Africa is generally positive about its partners, whether they are emerging or traditional lenders. The paper demonstrates the positive contributions of the BRICS. However, unless these BRICS become more transparent and release comparable data on th…

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