The Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR)

The Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) is an independent, education and development-oriented research centre based in Lusaka, Zambia. Through interdisciplinary research, publications, seminars, and knowledge management initiatives, the Institute seeks to contribute to improved research capacity, policy making, and governance.  SAIPAR undertakes interdisciplinary projects in the fields of economics, law and governance. Spanning the above research clusters, past and present research projects include; a DFID-funded Extractive States and Inclusive Development Natural Resource Project; ESRC funded research on Pockets of Effectiveness, an inquiry into court efficiency in the Southern African region; a study of the effects of financialization on Zambia’s copper mineral value chain; and a development policy study on the Zambian economy (African Development Bank). SAIPAR runs three journals, the Zambia Social Science Journal, the Southern African Journal for Policy and Development and SAIPAR Case Review (all hosted online on SAIPAR website and Cornell University Library). 

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