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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...

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 ex...

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 f...

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 m...

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 ...

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 resou...

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 ha...

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...

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 amo...

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 subseque...

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 issu...

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...

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...

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, r...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

The effectiveness of Foreign Aid beyond Busan: Case Studies Zambia, Ghana and Mozambique

"The overall objective of this research is to influence African governments and donors to put in place mechanisms for aid effectiveness and sustainable development by 2015. The research identifies processes taking place to support implementation o...

Delivering on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Africa

"The purpose of the global monitoring framework is to support international accountability for making progress in the implementation of commitments and actions agreed in Busan. The real work of implementing the Global Partnership for Effective Dev...

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