Summary of the project

The Capacity Building for Policy and Programming (POLYGRAM) project was a response to a felt need to address two key challenges confronting the Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR). The first challenge was the growing gap between the Institute as a knowledge generating centre on one hand, and policy makers and industry practitioners as end-users of the knowledge generated on the other. The second challenge was the steady decline in funding for research from both within the University of Zambia and external sources that constrained the Institute’s capacity to fulfill its mandate of advancing learning and knowledge generation.

The project has three interrelated activities:

1. POLYGRAM Working Paper Series;

2. POLYGRAM Short Training Courses;

3. POLYGRAM Skills transfer and

4. POLYGRAM Opinion Polls

Institute of Economic and Social Research