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  • 2-December-2021

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    Jobs for Rural Youth - The Role of Local Food Economies

    Today, the global youth population is at its highest ever and still growing, with the highest proportion of youth living in Africa and Asia, and a majority of them in rural areas. Young people in rural areas face the double challenge of age-specific vulnerabilities and underdevelopment of rural areas. While agriculture absorbs the majority of rural workers in developing countries, low pay and poor working conditions make it difficult to sustain rural livelihoods. Potential job opportunities for rural youth exist in agriculture and along the agri-food value chain, however. Growing populations, urbanisation and rising incomes of the working class are increasing demand for more diverse and higher value added agricultural and food products in Africa and developing Asia. This demand will create a need for off-farm labour, especially in agribusinesses, which tends to be better paid and located in rural areas and secondary towns. It could boost job creation in the food economy provided that local food systems were mobilised to take up the challenge of higher and changing domestic demand for food.
  • 4-October-2021

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    Education-occupation mismatch in the context of informality and development

    Using household data from 15 countries in Latin America and Africa, this paper explores linkages between informality and education-occupation matching. The paper applies a unified methodology to measuring education-occupation mismatches and informality, consistently with the international labour and statistical standards in this area. The results suggest that in the majority of low- and middle-income developing countries with available data, workers in informal jobs have higher odds of being undereducated as compared to workers in formal jobs. Workers in formal jobs, in contrast, have higher chances of being overeducated. These results are consistent for dependent as well as for independent workers. They also hold for men and for women according to the gender-disaggregated analysis. Moreover, in the majority of countries considered in this paper, the matching-informality nexus is also related to the extent of informality in a given area: in labour markets with higher informality, informal workers in particular have a higher chance of being undereducated. The paper discusses policy implications of these findings.
  • 26-May-2021

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    Financing the extension of social insurance to informal economy workers - The role of remittances

    Informal employment, defined through the lack of employment-based social protection, constitutes the bulk of employment in developing countries, and entails a level of vulnerability to poverty and other risks that are borne by all who are dependent on informal work income. Results from the Key Indicators of Informality based on Individuals and their Households database (KIIbIH) show that a disproportionately large number of middle‑class informal economy workers receive remittances. Such results confirm that risk management strategies, such as migration, play a part in minimising the potential risks of informal work for middle‑class informal households who may not be eligible to social assistance. They further suggest that middle‑class informal workers may have a solvent demand for social insurance so that, if informality-robust social insurance schemes were made available to them, remittances could potentially be channelled to finance the extension of social insurance to the informal economy.
  • 17-March-2021

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    Aid at a glance charts

    These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.

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  • 12-November-2020

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    Landmark Supreme Court victory in Zambia: collecting millions in tax revenues and sending a message across borders

    The landmark victory in the Mopani case sends a message beyond Zambia, that African tax authorities are able and confident to take on and deal with complex transfer pricing transactions.

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  • 12-November-2020

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    Tax and Development Case Study: Building capacity to prevent profit shifting by large companies in Zambia

    The landmark Supreme Court victory in Zambia on the Mopani case sends a message across borders, that African tax authorities are able to take on and deal with complex transfer pricing transactions. The tax dispute demonstrates the value of long-term and patient capacity building support, which equipped Zambia's revenue authority to confidently and competently tax MNEs, and generate additional tax revenue.

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  • 27-July-2020

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    BEPS in Mining Case Study: Boosting Zambia’s revenues from the sale of manganese and copper

    This case study outlines some steps that Zambia has taken to improve revenue collection from the mining sector, with support from the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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  • 18-May-2019

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    Informality and Poverty in Zambia - Findings from the 2015 Living Standards and Monitoring Survey

    As Zambia plans for extending social protection coverage, this high level of informality will be an important challenge for the social protection system, in particular in terms of coordinating both non-contributory social assistance mechanisms and contributory social insurance programmes. This report on informality and poverty presents useful and critical information to support comprehensive policy dialogue on suitable interventions for extension of coverage by providing in-depth analyses of the socioeconomic characteristics of informal workers and analyzing the relationship between household welfare and formal/informal employment status of household members. For the first time this study provides a detailed distributional analysis of welfare and wellbeing levels of informal workers in Zambia.
  • 18-July-2018

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    Zambia - Workshop on Social Security for informal workers

    As a part of the EU-Social Protection Systems Programme, a policy dialogue on the extension of social security coverage to workers in the informal economy was held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 17 July 2018.

  • 14-December-2017

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    The Bahamas and Zambia join the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    The Inclusive Framework welcomes The Bahamas and Zambia, bringing to 110 the total number of countries and jurisdictions participating on an equal footing in the Project.

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