Zambia : Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement: Update

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 20, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Despite improved economic growth, poverty in Zambia remained formidable and called for fiscal consolidation to contain the domestic debt and interest payments that jeopardized macroeconomic stability and social spending. Macroeconomic outcomes during ECF-2 were particularly strong. The global financial crisis significantly affected copper prices. Laying the groundwork to sustain low inflation, infrastructure development, mobilizing domestic revenues, and financial sector development are priority areas for future programs. A well-articulated medium-term economic program would help Zambia to strengthen resilience and raise growth rates.

Series:

Country Report No. 11/197

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 20, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462315345/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ZMBEA2011002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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