Assistant Director

Dr Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba is a Research Felllow and Assistant Director and Research of the Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) at the University of Zambia. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries including development economics, health, education and labour. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of interventions and understanding the consequences of implemented policies. Dr Chama-Chiliba has been involved in various collaborative research with the World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), IDRC and Ministry of Health in Zambia. She teaches courses in Microeconomics, Research Methodology and Health Economics at undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Economics at the University of Zambia.

Research Interests

Health Economics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconometrics

  • Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Hazele, H.C., Chewe, M., Chileshe, K. and Araar, A., 2020. " Working while Studying" and Educational Mismatching among Youth: Evidence from Zambia.
  • Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Hazele, H.C., Chewe, M., Chileshe, K. and Araar, A., 2020. Improving Job Matching for Zambia's Youth.
  • Chansa, C., Mukanu, M.M., Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Kamanga, M., Chikwenya, N., Bellows, B. and Kuunibe, N., 2020. Looking at the bigger picture: effect of performance-based contracting of district health services on equity of access to maternal health services in Zambia. Health Policy and Planning35(1), pp.36-46.
  • Cassidy, R., Singh, N.S., Schiratti, P.R., Semwanga, A., Binyaruka, P., Sachingongu, N., Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Chalabi, Z., Borghi, J. and Blanchet, K., 2019. Mathematical modelling for health systems research: a systematic review of system dynamics and agent-based models. BMC health services research19(1), p.845.
  • Chansa, C., Matsebula, T., Piatti, M., Mudenda, D., Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Chitah, B., Kaonga, O. and Mphuka, C., 2019. Zambia Health Sector Public Expenditure Tracking and Quantitative Service Delivery Survey. World Bank.
  • Mudenda,Dale S.; Siamwiza, Munsaka; Abson,Chompolola; Mphuka,Chrispin; Chitah,Mukosha Bona; Banda, Patrick; Bwalya, Doreen; Chama-Chiliba, Chitalu; Choobe, Namwiinga; Kaluba, Anita; Kamanga, Mpuma; Kaoma, Maudy; Kaonga, Oliver; Mwambazi, Wesley; Masiye,Felix.2018. Zambia - National Health Accounts 2013-2016 Estimates (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
  • Mwiinde, A.M., Simuunza, M., Namangala, B., Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Machila, N., Anderson, N., Shaw, A. and Welburn, S.C., 2017. Estimating the economic and social consequences for patients diagnosed with human African trypanosomiasis in Muchinga, Lusaka and Eastern Provinces of Zambia (2004–2014). Infectious diseases of poverty6(1), p.150.
  • Chama-Chiliba, C.M., Masiye, F. and Mphuka, C., 2017. Assessing care-givers’ satisfaction with child immunisation services in Zambia: Evidence from a national survey. Vaccine35(42), pp.5597-5602.
  • Luwabelwa, M., Banda, P. and Chama-Chiliba, C., 2017. A case study of the role of an Essential Health Benefit in the delivery of integrated health services in Zambia. EQUINET discussion paper 111, Zambia Ministry of Health, EQUINET: Lusaka.
  • Chitalu, C.C. and Steven, K., 2017. Assessing regional variations in the effect of the removal of user fees on facility-based deliveries in rural Zambia. African health sciences17(4), pp.1185-1196.
  • Chama-Chiliba, C.M. and Koch, S.F., 2016. An assessment of the effect of user fee policy reform on facility-based deliveries in rural Zambia. BMC Research Notes9(1), p.504.
  • Chama-Chiliba, C.M. and Koch, S.F., 2015. Utilization of focused antenatal care in Zambia: examining individual-and community-level factors using a multilevel analysis. Health policy and planning30(1), pp.78-87.
  • Chama-Chiliba, C.M., 2014. An economic analysis of maternal health care in Zambia (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pretoria).
  • Akinkugbe, O., ChamaChiliba, C.M. and Tlotlego*, N., 2012. Health financing and catastrophic payments for health care: evidence from householdlevel survey data in botswana and lesotho. African Development Review24(4), pp.358-370.
  • Chama-Chiliba, M.C., Gupta, R., Nkambule, N. and Tlotlego, N., 2012. Forecasting Key Macroeconomic Variables of the South African Economy Using Bayesian Variable Selection. Journal of Applied Sciences(Faisalabad)12(7), pp.645-652.
  • Cheelo, C., Chama, C., Pollen, G., Carasso, B., Palmer, N., Jonsson, D., Lagarde, M. and Chansa, C., 2010. Do user fee revenues matter? Assessing the Influences of the Removal of User Fees on Health Financial Resources in Zambia. Lusaka (Zambia): Department of Economics, The University of Zambia.



Contact Details
Chitalu M. Chama-Chiliba, PhD Assistant Director and Research Fellow,Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) University of Zambia Plot 2631 Munali Road, Chudleigh P O Box 30900 Lusaka, Zambia 10101 Tel:+260 211 294131/ +260 211 294823 Mobile:+260 955877504 email: mcchitalu/mcchitalu@gmail