Briefing Paper

Zambia’s Economic Performance: A More Positive Verdict from Zambians

Zambia has been reclassified as a middle income country. This exited the ruling party but how does this compare with Zambian’s perceptions of economic performance? This paper therefore looks at the citizens’ perceptions of the country’s economic performance but also at the government’s management of the economy. Economic growth since 2000 did not change the Zambians viewpoint until 2013 when a positive assessment of economic conditions and the handling of the economy was experienced.