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Economic Contribution

The economy of contribution takes place, in the manner of a general economy, alongside the market, public and gift economies: Through regulation by prices, public decision making and by the principle of reciprocity, the economy of contribution replaces regulation by the interactions of participation (both quantitative and qualitative) within an activity.

Does raising the tax rate actually deliver more taxes? What is the ‘right’ rate? Mining taxes are in the news again. Read this report, and be the expert around the family table this Christmas.
In September 2017, the Economics Association of Zambia called on the Zambian government to create a mineral stabilisation fund to help the country weather economic downturns. When copper prices are high, a portion of Zambia’s mining revenues would be invested...
The best time to measure the overall contribution of a mine to society is when it is about to close, and Chibuluma Mine on the Copperbelt is an ideal case-study. Chibuluma was one of the first Zambian mines privatised in...
Few would disagree that Zambia needs to find sustainable, innovative ways of generating more electricity for both domestic and industrial users, and that this is arguably the most urgent task facing the country. However, what is often less understood is...
Good Nature Agro grew out of a chance meeting between Sunday Silungwe and Carl Jensen at Zambia’s International Development Design Summit. Silungwe’s background in developmental studies and Jensen’s passion for agricultural development sparked conversations about post-harvest loss, and the...
Which is hardest – swimming in shark-infested waters, climbing Mount Everest or trying to get international investors to fund your new mining project? The latter, without a doubt. Just ask Segun Lawson, African mining entrepreneur and CEO of Thor Exploration....
The 2018 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships kicked off at Kitwe’s Nkana Stadium on Sunday 2 December, with a thrilling opening match between Lesotho and Angola that ended 1-1. The second match of the day in this exciting...
Zambia’s finance minister, Honourable Margaret Mwanakatwe, opened her maiden budget speech on 28 September 2018 by recognising that Zambia has a major poverty challenge. While economic growth has been rapid in recent years, it has not been inclusive enough...
In this article which focuses on economic development in mining towns, we look at Solwezi, home to one of Zambia’s biggest copper mines. Solwezi is in North-Western province, one of Zambia’s poorest provinces: sparsely populated, very rural and with limited infrastructure. Despite...
In the two weeks following Finance Minister Hon. Bwalya Ng’andu’s 2021 National Budget proposal, much debate has centred on exactly how Zambia will achieve an economic recovery. With bondholders rejecting a debt repayment suspension deal, and talks with the...

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