New book - Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth Co-edited by Christopher Adam

A new book, Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth, co-edited by ODID's Christopher Adam, Paul Collier of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford and Michael Gondwe, Governor of the Bank of Zambia, has been published by Oxford University Press.

The book consists of a set of rigorous but accessible essays by Zambian and international scholars. It examines the challenges and opportunities that currently face Zambian policymakers as they seek to harness the country’s natural endowments – land and copper - to broad-based and sustainable economic growth over the coming decades.

Zambia’s history and economics is intimately entwined with the copper mining industry:  much of the book is therefore concerned with the complex interaction between the management of natural resource wealth and the development of a labour-intensive growth strategy relevant to a land-locked economy.

The book is the second in the Africa: Policies for Prosperity series edited by Christopher Adam and Paul Collier. The first volume, Kenya Policies for Prosperity, was published in 2010.

Professor Adam and Governor Gondwe launched the book at the Bank of Zambia’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Lusaka on 7 August.

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