As Counsellor responsible for economic affairs, the office is responsible for carrying out research in order to provide information for use in policy formulation and decision making by the home Government. The Office is specifically responsible for the following:
- Analysis of economic data in order to establish developmental trends in International Organizations and the countries of accreditation;
- Research on economic issues and global trends in order to provide up-to-date information for informed decision making;
- Promotion of increased economic co-operation between Zambia and countries of accreditation; and
- Monitoring and evaluation of development cooperation policies in order to facilitate the provision of appropriate measures.