The Zambia Research and Development Centre (ZRDC) is an institution with an overall goal of contributing to national development through capacity building and community Development. It was established in 2007 by a group of professionals and Lecturers from the University of Zambia with extensive experience in research and consultancy. It is registered with the Ministry of Home affairs under the Registrar of Societies. ZRDC aims to pursue cutting-edge research with a view of contributing to Zambia's social and economic development.
ZRDC engages in activities that stimulate international collaboration, promote Knowledge sharing in the context of knowledge-based economies, make research expertise available to decision makers, and engage in a wide range of research undertakings. It aims to address poverty and underdevelopment through institutional and capacity building, human empowerment and gender participation in all established decision-making frameworks.