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Biblioteca Zambia : The Challenge of Competitiveness and Diversification

Zambia : The Challenge of Competitiveness and Diversification

Zambia : The Challenge of Competitiveness and Diversification

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Agosto 2013
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This study was designed to go below the
radar of Zambia's macroeconomic developments to examine
trends, constraints, and opportunities in specific economic
subsectors. It sought to build upon existing and planned
analyses within the country in order to better understand:
1) the underlying bases for competitive advantage and
disadvantage in the evolving Zambian economy; 2) the likely
sustainability of those patterns of economic diversification
which have already taken place; 3) what linkages have and
have not been formed within the agricultural and mining
sectors which might still be a basis for future growth; 4)
the specific effects of certain macroeconomic developments
and "external" events on different stakeholders
and the types of responses they have made to these; and 5)
what measures could be taken to improve competitiveness
within the Zambian economy and accelerate future growth. The
work was designed to complement on-going analytical work,
especially by the Export Board of Zambia and the Zambia
National Farmers Union, ans also complement on-going work to
assess the constraints and opportunities facing
Zambia's tourism sector. The present study draws upon
available data, an updated analysis of agricultural
production costs and profitability, and surveys of private
agribusiness, non-traditional export, and mining (and
mining-related companies. A parallel analysis was undertaken
on the food and agricultural import demand into South
Africa, a potential trade destination.

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