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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...

The PRGF and Fiscal Space in Malawi

"The purpose of this study is to assess whether the fiscal space in Malawi has increased as a result of the implementation of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) programme and, if so, whether it has contributed to the implementation o...

Domestic Debt Management in Africa: The Case of Ghana

"This report analyses the development in public domestic debt in Ghana, and its impact on the economy for the period 2000 to 2009 with the objective of looking at the institutional framework regarding the budgetary process, uses of public funds an...

The Challenges of Debt Sustainability in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

"The development challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa are deep-rooted and numerous. In the case of Ethiopia, they include acute poverty (44.2% of its population below the poverty line); historically low economic growth (averaging 2.6% over the las...

Intra-SADC Debt – A Growing Financial Phenomenon

"The concept of Intra-SADC debt (Southern Africa Development Community) is defined in this policy brief as any bilateral or multilateral financial lending and borrowing between or among SADC member countries and their development banks. The loans ...

An Overview Of Domestic Debt In SADC: A Synthesis Of Trends, Structure And Development Impacts

"The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) regional economic integration agenda includes a macroeconomic convergence programme, that is intended to achieve and maintain macroeconomic stability in the region and committed to following stabil...

Borrowing Charter: Principles and Guidelines on Sovereign Financial Borrowing for Sub-Sahara African countries

"This borrowing charter contains principles and guidelines on sovereign financial borrowing. It seeks to guide and inform sovereign states borrowing so as to improve the current weak administrative, institutional and legal procedures for loan cont...

Domestic Debt Management in Africa

"In the face of budget deficits, against a backdrop of drying up of concessional lending and reduction in development assistance due to the impact of the global financial crisis among others, borrowing from domestic markets becomes a viable option...

Mutual Accountability and Ownership

"Donors should be transparent and predictable in their aid disbursements as such predictability and transparency will assist in making sure those resources whether from aid or other sources are used to achieve the people’s aspiration as articulate...

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...

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