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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

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The Programme consists of three Research Fellows, namely Dr. Jolly Kamwanga who is also the current Director of the Institute, Ms. Patricia Funjika and Mr. Grayson Koyi who is the Programme Coordinator.

To undertake economic and social research relevant to the development of Zambia, the Research focus of the Programme include:

  • The pro-poor economic policies
  • Macro-economic analysis
  • Labour and employment
  • Entrepreneurship and private sector development
  • Linkages between foreign investments and small and medium scale enterprises
  • Competitiveness of different sectors of the economy