Trade Policy

Trade Policy

The trade policy programme focuses on activities and initiatives aimed at bridging existing trade policy capacity and knowledge gaps among civil society organizations, small scale producers groups and local private sector groups. Through this programme the organisation also seeks to actively participate in influencing pro-poor trade policies at all levels.

Overall Goal

To promote new and sustained advocacy around tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance issues in Zambia in a simplified manner informed by research and inclusive of a wide variety of voices with links to national, regional and international research and civil society networks.

Specific Objectives 

 

1. To support interaction and information exchange among civil society, key government ministries and agencies, research organisations, professional associations and the   media with an interest in tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance issues.

2. To break down tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance as a body of knowledge, in simple concepts, so as to allow for effective and constructive contributions from all stakeholders.

3. To provide spaces and platforms for inclusive dialogue around key tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance issues in Zambia.

4. To strengthen the capacity of the media to report on tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance issues so as to increase the quality, prominence and frequency of media reporting on the aforementioned issues.

5. To provide a platform for coordinating Tax Justice campaigns in Zambia and ensuring alignment with similar work in other regions in Africa and the rest of the world.

6. To create links to national, regional and international research and civil society networks working around tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance issues.

7. To conduct research around prevailing tax, tax governance and administration, fiscal policy and governance issues.

Area of Focus

 

1. Accountability: Holding governments to account for tax, tax governance and administration; fiscal policy and governance so as to ensure just and equitable systems.

 

2. Citizen Awareness and Participation: Strengthening Citizens’ tax and fiscal awareness, education and participation in tax justice campaigns

3. Tax and Fiscal Policy Analysis; Conduct Policy Reviews; Comparative analysis of tax policies and domestic revenue mobilisation with other countries; Studies on taxation and its implications on other policy implementations e.g. the Decentralisation Policy.

 

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