May 17, 2018
JustJobs Network (JJN), in conjunction with the Economics Association of Zambia, held a public discussion on Job Creation in Lusaka. The discussion convened notable members from the Zambian community to present and discuss initiatives and policies that impact job creation in the country.
Despite the impressive, sustained rates of economic growth that Zambia has achieved since the start of the 21st century, and its relatively swift recovery from an economic downturn in 2015, the country’s ongoing structural transformation and urbanization processes are yielding highly uneven results. JJN’s recent research, Boosting Job creation Beyond Lusaka: How to Catalyze Balanced, Job-Rich Urbanization in Zambia, argues that spatial inequality matters. The discussion, based on the research calls policymakers to harness untapped potential of secondary and tertiary cities of Zambia to help boost employment opportunities and facilitate an inclusive future for the country.
Gregory Randolph, Executive Vice President of JJN, presented the research and engaged in the discussion along with Alfred Sakwiya, Director of the Decentralization Unit at Government of the Republic of Zambia, Bornwell Luanga, Kitwe Town Clerk and Isaac Mwaipopo from the Centre for Trade Policy and Development.