"The first paper, The Conceptual Framework for Poverty Analysis and Reduction in Zambia, argues that poverty analysis and reduction in Zambia is generally misconceived because of lack of adequate understanding of its real causes and vision. In the second paper on Prediction of Agricultural Production Using Census Data, the 1990/92 census was used as data to assess agricultural performance and the success of various activities conducted in Zambia. The third paper entitled, The Privatisation of the Mines in Zambia looks at the problems and dynamics involved in the sale of copper mines. The next two papers, one by Mr. Excellent Hachileka A Comparative Evaluation of the Application of Economic Instruments for Sustainable Natural Management Between the Second Republic and Third republic and that by Francis Chigunta Gendering Environment Policy in Zambia deal with issues of environmental policy in Zambia. The sixth paper by Dr. Darlington Kalabula, Perceptions of Disability in Zambia:Implications for Educational Policies and Other Service Delivery, discusses the perceptions of disability in Zambia's Third Republic and how the mixture of foreign and local interpretations have influenced educational policy and service delivery for children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs."