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The age of choice: Zambia in the new aid landscape

Research report

Written by Annalisa Prizzon

Research report

​The years 2011 and 2012 represented a watershed for Zambia in its access to sources of traditional and non-traditional development finance. Following a positive macroeconomic performance since the mid-2000s, Zambia rejoined the lower-middle income country group in 2011 causing some traditional donors to rethink their country strategy and scale down their development assistance programmes.

This study examines the challenges and opportunities experienced by governments in managing the growth of non-traditional development assistance and aims to answer a number of questions around traditional and non-traditional development assistance and the implications for economic, political and aid management. 

Annalisa Prizzon