First published in 1997, this edited volume emerged in response to Zambia’s recent reinstatement of multiparty democracy and its ensuing economic, social policy and public administrative reform. Following the establishment of the single party state under the United National Independence Party in 1972, a severe decline in the price of copper (Zambia’s principle export) resulted in high national debt and increasing riots. This volume situates itself in response to the transition from the UNIP to the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), seeing it as a verdict delivered by the people. Its authors aim to explore the causes of this verdict through areas such as financial innovation, land policy, the health industry and universities. They thoroughly examine the attempts and potential pitfalls of the reform programme as well as its impact on Zambian society. The general conclusion reached by the contributors to this volume is that while the reform programme is a necessary condition for economic rebirth its details require careful consideration in order to ensure it has the desired socio-economic impact on the people of Zambia. This should also serve as an important example to other countries embarking on similar programmes of reform.
’The essays…introduce key issues and provide some historical background, in clear and concise language.’ Democratization ’…very welcome…very clearly written and presented throughout, and refreshingly free of jargon and conceptual obfuscation. It also succeeds in presenting material…that is important to understanding how Zambia’s still unfolding experience of socio-economic reform differs from that of other countries in the region.’ Modern African Studies
1. Introduction. 2. Accounting for Less than Optimal Performance of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Sub-Saharan African Countries. Gerry Nkombo Muuka. 3. Financial Innovation and Reform in Zambia. Ivan Zyuulu. 4. Land Tenure and Economic Development in Zambia. Amos Kambenja. 5. Some Critical Issues in Land Policy Formulation in Zambia. Moses Kaunda. 6. Housing Policy in Zambia. Sylvester M. Mashamba. 7. Towards a Sustainable Urbanisation Policy for Zambia. C. Pule Katele. 8. Economic and Social Consequences of Managerial Reforms of the Health Industry in Zambia. Herrick C. Mpuku. 9. Managing Public Universities in Africa in the 1990s and Beyond; the Human Aspect of the Challenge with Special Reference to the Copperbelt University, Zambia. George K. Simwinga. 10. Epilogue. Herrick C. Mpuku and Ivan Zyuulu.
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