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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.

In some ways it’s difficult to believe that over a year has passed since COVID-19 turned our world upside down. Zambia has escaped the large-scale tragedy of many countries, with the virus spreading at a relatively slow pace by...
Ahead of the 2022 Budget announcement by the Minister of Finance on 29 October 2021, Mining For Zambia spoke to celebrated Zambian economist, Professor Oliver Saasa, about what measures we can expect, and how they will enable the country...
When it comes to developing a more investor-friendly mining policy, Zambia doesn’t always have to look to countries like Chile for inspiration; there’s an equally good example right on its doorstep – Botswana. Mining policy in Botswana is predictable, competitive...
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...
In a wide-reaching and much-anticipated new report, due to be released on 27 May 2022 by Premier Consult, renowned economist Prof. Oliver Saasa has joined forces with economic statistician Mr. Shebo Nalishebo to delve into an under-researched subject of...
The question of how Zambia’s already weakened economy can survive the mounting fiscal pressure – exacerbated by COVID-19 – was recently examined in The Road to Recovery: A policy brief for a post-COVID Zambian economy, released by the Zambia...
Ten years ago, Solwezi was a remote, rural outpost that few people wanted to visit. Today, it is a major mining town that lies at the heart of Zambia’s largest copper-producing region. See this fascinating transformation through the eyes...
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...
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...
A worrying development emerged last week at this year’s ZIMEC conference in Lusaka, which, if not addressed, could well result in the failure of Zambia’s plans for diversification. Mukula Makasa, Director of Enterprise Development at the Zambia Development Agency, told...