The Social and Economic Development (SED) Programme of the JCTR is one of the core programmes whose overall objective is to see an improved political and economic governance that is responsive to the needs of the poor and marginalized in Zambia. The Programme engages with government using findings from the Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) in order to promote the formulation and implementation of socially compatible and poverty reducing policies. The Programme further seeks to promote a transparent and accountable public financial system in Zambia through the review and advocacy for reform of the public financial policy framework. The Programme ensures that the application of public funds in selected development areas is monitored through, among other things, analysis of the Auditor General’s Report.

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  • Public Finance Management [20]

    The collection has materials anchored on the Budget cycle (Budget analysis) from laws that govern it, transparency in the budget process, participation of citizens and Local Community based Organizations to implementation ...
  • Social and Economic Justice [10]

    This collection contains documents/ materials that review current laws such as poverty and vulnerability in light of the cost of living; a look at the Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) as it relates to social and ...

Recent Submissions

  • ZAMBIA: A CASE STUDY OF ECONOMIC REFORM AND THE IMPACT ON THE POOR 

    Henriot, Peter J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 1996-01-02)
    Zambia is a '‘classic case" of a poor African country struggling with the problems of political and economic transitions. In 1991, it moved out of 27 years of one-party/one-man rule by the leader of its independence fight, ...
  • COST OF LIVING OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS: THE CASE OF LUSAKA PROVINCE 

    Nakamba, Mambwe P (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2000-06)
    The main findings of the study are that incomes earned by teachers in government school were significantly lower than those earned by their colleagues in private schools. However, incomes for teachers in private schools ...
  • COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF EMPLOYMENT CREATED BY ZAMBIAN AGRIBUSINESSES 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2013-03)
    Zambia is endowed with abundant natural resources, but in spite of the nation’s potential the problems of unemployment, underemployment and poverty have not been meaningfully alleviated by substantial investment and a fast ...
  • Implementation of Select Health Projects at Livingstone Central Hospital 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019)
    Over the years, the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has monitored the use of public financial resources in an effort to foster accountability by public officers. Some works have included analysing issues ...
  • Report on School Food Production and Income Generation in Rural Schools in Zambia 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2009)
    This report summarises the outputs of the data collection and analysis undertaken during the period 19th October – 12 November 2008. This exercise was to inform the school feeding study contracted out by the Jesuit Centre ...
  • Implementation of Select Health Projects at Livingstone Central Hospital 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2018)
    Over the years, the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has monitored the use of public financial resources in an effort to foster accountability by public officers. Some works have included analysing issues ...
  • A Social Audit on Chavuma Police Station 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2019-09)
    About 607 kilometers west of Solwezi, headquarter district of the North-Western Province, lies Chavuma, the furthest of the nine districts in the province. Chavuma, which is approximately 1,100 kilometers from Lusaka was ...
  • An Assessment Of the Problems / Obstacles faced by Informal Cross Border Traders in Zambia: The Case for Chipata and Livingstone towns. 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2002)
    This study assesses the problems / obstacles faced by informal cross border traders in Zambia, using Chipata and Livingstone towns as case studies. The; study ’was done with the understanding that Zambia is part of the ...
  • ZAMBIA’S EXPERIENCE WITH HIPC 

    Zulu, Jack J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2004)
    The HIPC Initiative was first launched in 1996 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, with the aim of ensuring that no poor country faces a debt burden it cannot manage. The Initiative entails coordinated ...
  • OF WHOSE BENEFIT IS GLOBALISATION? EXAMINING THE RELEVANCE OF THE G20 TO ZAMBIA 

    Haang’andu, Privilege (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2009)
    The G20, unlike other forms of international cooperations like the United Nations, is an informal forum that promotes discussion between industrialised and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic ...
  • ZAMBIA AFTER THE HIPC ‘SURGERY’ AND THE COMPLETION POINT 

    Zulu, Jacks J (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2006)
    “We reached the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) Completion Point in April 2005 and so what?” asked a workshop participant in one of the Jubilee-Zambia Provincial Workshops. Indeed many other Zambians are asking ...
  • ANALYSIS OF THE REPORTS OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL ON THE ACCOUNTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2015 AND REVIEW OF OPERATIONS OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR 2015 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2017)
    The JCTR has over the years advocated improvement in Zambian citizens’ access to essentials of life. They include access to education, health, water and sanitation. Select cases of concern have therefore been identified ...
  • RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Best Practices 

    Chongo, Geoffrey; Mwansa, Sydney; Mulenga, Chanda (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011)
    Every government needs to mobilize financial resources to finance its development programme. The need to mobilize sufficient financial resources is even more urgent for developing countries like Zambia, as they have more ...
  • ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS: A CHALLENGE FOR TRADE JUSTICE 

    Sitali, Muyatwa (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2007)
    In the last three years, the Debt and Trade Project (now Debt Aid and Trade Programme, DAT) of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) invested in understanding the trade challenges faced by Zambia and other ...
  • Taking Hold of Our Future Through the African Peer Review Mechanism 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2009-03)
    The obvious purpose of this Working Paper is to assist all stakeholders (e.g., government, civil society, and private sector) in Zambia to own an informed and effective place in the APRM process that will mean an improved ...
  • Zambia’s Public Debt Status post HIPC and MDR Initiatives 

    Chongo, Geoffrey (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2012)
    The Public Debt reforms that the Zambian Government embarked on in 2004 aimed at strengthening debt management capacities of various Government institutions engaged in debt management should be accelerated. Currently, the ...
  • ENHANCING TAX REVENUE COLLECTION IN ZAMBIA: Promoting Sustainable Development and Eradicating Poverty 

    Kabinga, Musonda (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2015)
    This policy brief presents evidence on the Zambian tax system. Its core argument is that we need a radical overhaul of the tax system in order to increase domestic revenue to spend on measures to reduce poverty. In Annex ...
  • A STUDY ON FRAMEWORKS AND POLICIES FOR GOVERNANCE IN THE MINING SECTOR IN ZAMBIA 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2016-12)
    Most of Zambia’s large-scale copper mines are located on the Copperbelt Province and North- Western Province. Zambia like all states has an obligation to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the ...
  • AN EVALUATION OF THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF PUBLIC DEBT MANAGEMENT IN ZAMBIA AND MANAGEMENT LEGAL REVIEW 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2007-11)
    Zambia’s external debt has had a number of effects on the Zambian economy. The HIPC debt agreement, coined in 1996 to help countries like Zambia faced with a huge debt problem and a high fiscal deficit resulted in Zambia ...
  • HUMAN-NEEDS BASED DEBT SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS: A CHALLENGE FOR ZAMBIA 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2005-06)
    In this report. Jubilee Zambia presents a proposal of a set of guides on the development of a human- needs based Debt Sustainability Analysis Framework (DSA.). This proposal is formulated with a view to stimulate dialogue ...

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