Staff at Ubuntu Research and Rural Development Company have been conducting socio-economic research in Zambia and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for close to two decades. They know the economic and social context of a greater part of Africa, and they know how to tap into the latent development-oriented data embedded in Africa’s current socio-economic fabric, thereby helping to unlock Africa’s development potential.
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Ubuntu Research and Rural Development Company (Ubuntu RRD) is a Zambian-based company that provides socio-economic research services. We provide high quality, scientifically-based socio-economic research data needed in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of policies, programs and projects that contribute to the economic and social development of Zambia’s (and Africa’s) rural areas. We seek to create new knowledge through applied socio-economic research. This new knowledge is intended to contribute to the removal of socio-economic hurdles that are constraining socio-economic development, and to contribute to the creation of material and social wealth (and conversely, to the eradication of poverty in all its forms and manifestations).
The company also aims at developing innovate products and services that enable those at, or near, the bottom of the economic ladder to meaningfully participate in a nation’s economic affairs, thereby contributing to the economic growth of their communities and, cumulatively, the nation as a whole. This is done by running Ubuntu Research and Rural Development Company as an inclusive business model that provides meaningful opportunities for the rural poor to participate in the company’s value-creation chain through knowledge-extension and outgrower schemes in carefully chosen products and services.