The Economic Policy Management Program (EPM) was set up in 1994 as a response to Africa’s needs for skilled experts in economic policy research and analysis that could provide informed opinion to policy makers on various macroeconomic stabilization measures, development management issues and poverty reduction. Two EPM programs were initially established at universities in Canada and France and in 1998 the programs were transferred to four Africa Partner Universities (APUs) in Ghana, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon. The African Building Capacity Foundation (ACBF) in partnership with the World Bank Institute has been the main sponsor of the Economic Policy Management program in Africa. The overall goal of the EPM program is to improve the efficiency of the public sector in sub-Saharan African countries through the enhancement of capacity for economic policy analysis and management.
Listen to interview with Kennedy Bwalya Economic Policy Management Programme at the University of Zambia (EPM Zambia)