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 economic development. Social protection programs and social accountability in Zambia are also a fundamental component of this collection. Publications include policy briefs, study reports, statements, submissions to parliament and booklets.

Recent Submissions

  • An Assessment of the Usage and Relevance of the Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket 

    Sana, Stuart Ngoni; Kapambwe, Mwamba (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2022-01)
    The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection has for over 30 years been monitoring the cost of living through its Basic Needs Basket (BNB). The BNNB tracks, on a monthly basis, the cost of food and non-food items in order ...
  • How free is free Education? The Cost of Education on Lusaka 

    Petrauskis, Chris; Nkunika, Sheila (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    This policy brief from Jesuit Centre for theological Reflection (JCTR)serves to present the results of a recent study of Lusaka parents, teachers and headmasters about the cost, accessibility and quality of education in ...
  • IS THERE HEALTH EQUITY IN ZAMBIA? A CASE STUDY 

    Mwikisa, Chris N; Seshamani, Venkatesh (UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, 2003-03)
    Zambia has for a long time been experiencing high levels of poverty and inequality. This has been manifested in a number of ways, health poverty and inequality being one of them. The cause of worsening poverty in Zambia ...
  • JCTR’S EMPLOYMENT PERFORMANCE INDEX (EPI) 

    Kaonga, Oliver; Chibuye, Miniva (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2009)
    The Social Conditions Programme of the JCTR is implementing a project to advocate for increased formal employment. This is against the backdrop that the country is struggling to create adequate formal employment opportunities ...
  • National Budget and Citizen Participation 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2019-11-05)
    A budget is a plan for future income and expenditure that is used as guideline for spending, saving or investing.The budget cycle refers to and includes all the processes, procedures and activities by which government ...
  • Daily life in the high density areas of Lusaka; select stories and policy recommendations 

    Kasankha, Samuel; Banda, Edwin; Petrauskis, Chris; Ndashe, Innocent; Muweme, Muweme (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2007-10)
    The Social Conditions Programme of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has for long while been conducted as a monthly survey of the cost of essential food and non-food items for an average family of six ...
  • POVERTY ANALYSIS INCEPTION REPORT FOR IRISH AID 

    Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2011-09-27)
    Irish Aid supports four districts namely Mpika, Isoka, Mbala and Luwingu in the Northern Province with the aim of facilitating the development of council capacities to produce integrated development plans, improve service ...
  • Promotion of Social Justice and Concerns for the Poor 

    Allsopp, Clare (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2017)
    Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are vital for dignity of human life. These rights are incorporated into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) to which Zambia is committed by its constitution. Education, as ...
  • Understanding Seasonality Implications on Quality of Life through the Innovative JCTR Rural Basket: The Case of Select Rural Areas of Matushi, Saka and Malama of Zambia 

    Chibuye, Miniva (Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, 2009)
    The causes of poverty and required responses is a call for concern in Zambia. A study done by the WHO in 2008 revealed that Zambia was among the ten most malnourished countries in the world. The dominant factors that hinders ...
  • Domestic resource mobilisation for sustainable development 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2014)
    TPIN stands for Tax Payer Identification Number. It can be likened to a National Registration Card (NRC) number for a Zambian citizen. It is the official ten (10) digits number that ZRA issues to a Tax registered individual ...
  • Domestic Resource Mobilisation for Sustainable development 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2008)
    To ensure that there is equity in bearing the tax burden. The tax burden in Zambia is borne largely by about 500, 000 workers in the formal sector. There is need to ensure that equity prevails where all contribute to the ...
  • SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2015)
    Deforestation, which in Zambia is mainly caused by charcoal production, has destroyed many natural habitats. Agricultural land has been degraded as a result of deforestation and inappropriate agricultural practices. erosion; ...
  • A just market system 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2013)
    The Zambian government through the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry es-tablished the Private Sector Development Reform Programme (PSDRP). The PSDRP aims at reducing the cost of doing business and encouraging ...
  • Taxation of Rental Income in Zambia 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2014)
    Rental income is simply any income that is derived from letting out a property such as a house. If one owns a house and decides to let it out, any income realised thereof is what is referred to as rental income. There are ...
  • THE JCTR Basic Needs Basket - A tool for action by NGOs 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    The Basic Needs Basket (BNB) is an accurate monthly survey that shows the bare minimum cost of living for a family of six - the basic cost of essential food and non-food items needed by an average sized family to live ...
  • The JCTR Basic Needs Basket - A tool for action by trade unions 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    The Basic Needs Basket (BNB) is an accurate monthly survey that shows the bare minimum cost of living for a family of six - the basic cost of essential food and non-food items needed by an average sized family to live with ...
  • The JCTR Basic Needs Basket - A tool for action by households 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    The Basic Needs Basket (BNB) is an accurate monthly survey that shows the bare minimum cost of living for a family of six - the basic cost of essential food and non-food items needed by an average sized family to live with ...
  • The JCTR Basic Needs Basket - A tool for action by government 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    The Basic Needs Basket (BNB) is an accurate monthly survey that shows the bare minimum cost of living for a family of six - the basic cost of essential food and non-food items needed by an average sized family to live with ...
  • THE JCTR Basic Needs Basket - A tool for action by community groups 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    The Basic Needs Basket (BNB) is an accurate monthly survey that shows the bare minimum cost of living for a family of six - the basic cost of essential food and non-food items needed by an average sized family to live ...
  • THE JCTR Basic Needs Basket - A tool for action by employers 

    JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, 2006)
    The Basic Needs Basket (BNB) is an accurate monthly survey that shows the bare minimum cost of living for a family of six - the basic cost of essential food and non-food items needed by an average sized family to live with ...

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