Core Business

The Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) was established in 1938, an interdisciplinary Social Science research Centre of the University of Zambia (UNZA) conducting both basic and applied research in Agricultural, Urban and Rural Development, Economic Development and Business, Governance and Socio-Culture and Population and Health Systems. It has over the years built a reputation for capacity building of Policy and Programme Managers for both Government and non-Governmental Organisations.


To be a leader in Social Science research and scholarly programmes that are relevant to the development of society


To undertake interdisciplinary Social Science research that responds to/and informs pertinent policy questions through research, teaching and consultancy.

Institute of Economic and Social Research