Visiting Research Associate
John Mututwa is a Research Fellow at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR). He has over 7 years of professional experience in conducting evidence-based research and policy analysis to support the Zambian government in formulating sustainable socio-economic policies and programs. Over the years, John has been involved in several transport and infrastructure-related research and studies including conducting a Feasibility Study and Proposing Solutions for the Decongestion of Traffic in Lusaka City; Situation Analysis of the Aviation Industry in Zambia; understanding the State and Management of Railway Transport Systems in Zambia; and assessing the Institutional Preparedness for Urban Public Transport Reforms in Zambia; among others.
John’s research interest mainly lies in promoting efficient and integrated transport networks, conducting transport investment appraisals, and advocating for sustainable transport modes such as public transport and active transport modes like walking and cycling. Prior to his current position at CCI, John was also a part-time lecturer at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), in Zambia, where he taught Transport Planning and Fundamentals of Transport and Logistics Management to undergraduate students. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; and a Master of Science in Transport Economics from the Institute of Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, England.
Each month, the CCI team selects a new book to read and discuss together. Our book club selections cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to charter cities, but they are most often related to development, urban issues, and governance. In this ongoing series, reviewers will offer summaries of the books we’ve read and share some of the highlights from our discussions.
Always an insightful conversation with Charter Cities Institute Founder and Chairman Mark Lutter who returns to the podcast to share his perspective on network cities, charter city trends, and more.
In 2011 the charismatic Michael Sata, leader of the Popular Front, was elected President of Zambia. His manifesto blamed slow economic growth and poverty reduction on the cautious macroeconomic policies