Innovation Digest for Zambia
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
Effective April 2019, Zambia will abolish Value Added Tax (VAT) and replace it with a non-refundable sales tax. This move re-opened a policy debate: Which consumption tax is more efficient – sales tax or VAT?
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund recently published its 2017 State of the Zambian Digital Financial Services Market report, which tracks the remarkable progress of digital finance services in Zambia.
A Zambian innovation hub has launched an accelerator programme to help local start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The Hub also runs workshops and networking events in order to promote cross sector innovation in Zambia.
The Zambian government is investing in the development of a cyber city to promote the growth of the information, communication and technology sector in the country. The Zambia Cyber City will be a business innovation hub, comprising workshops, light manufacturing facilities, data centre to catalyse education research and innovation for SMEs.