The Economics Association of Zambia was established in the 1960s as the Lusaka Economics Club. The EAZ is a non-partisan body whose membership includes experts in the areas of economics, business administration and allied fields.
In 1985, the Association was registered as a non-governmental organization (under the Societies Act, Chapter 105) and has since continued to serve as a forum for the articulation of economic and other developmental issues.
The Association has now transformed into a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 388 of the Laws of Zambia.
The Association recognizes the need to uphold professional standards and ethical
conduct in the implementation of its programs. In this regard, the EAZ is guided by
the following five core values:
performing official duties in an open and honest manner;
being accountable to all members, staff, stakeholders and members of the public in all its activities;
providing service with skill, objectivity and diligence to all stakeholders in a professionally ethical manner;
exhibiting the highest standards of personal probity and behavior;
provide service in an impartial manner free of political, personal or other bias.
Membership to EAZ is voluntary and is drawn from a broad spectrum of business, spanning commerce and industry, public and private sectors, large and small businesses, and academia. Voluntary participation has been a guiding principle of the EAZ's successful history.
EAZ has five categories of membership that exist: Below are the categories and their related benefits. The last four categories constitute individual membership