The Centre for Trade Policy and Development(CTPD) is a non-profit, membership based trade policy think tank established in 2004.
Formerly known as the ‘Civil Society Trade Network of Zambia’ (CSTNZ), the organisation has progressed from being a network to being a think tank. The organisation is affiliated to Africa Trade Networks (ATN), Our World Is Not For Sale Network (OWINFS), Southern African People Solidarity Network (SAPSN) and has a membership of 16 local Non-governmental Organisations and individual members.
CTPD aims to promote equitable pro-poor trade policies and practices in Zambia through trade reform at national, regional and international levels. In addition the organisation Facilitates the participation of member organizations and stakeholders to ensure that trade and investment serves as a tool for poverty eradication.
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The Centre for Trade Policy & Development (CTPD) in consultation with Oats Consultancy and supported by the funding partner(s), Carbon Energy Partners are currently accepting proposals from the shortlisted companies for consultancy services to work and supply goods of tablets and contents for the Financing SME Trade Promotion Program (FSMEP).The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from the three shortlisted candidate organizations, Novabase SA (Axians SE), Cloud Africa and IBM Global to conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein, and select the candidate who best represents the direction CTPD wishes to go.
Zambia is among the countries with a high risk of debt distress and is currently grappling with a rapid growth in public debt. In 2018 alone, Zambia’s external debt increased by US$1.3 billion: this included 16.5% increase in loans from the Export Import Bank of China and 27% increases in loans from China Development Bank (Ministry of Finance, 2019). The World Bank (2017) (2017) attributes the increase in Zambia’s debt to...
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