The University of Zambia Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) Newsletter

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The University of Zambia Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR)
Greetings from INESOR! As we wind up the first quarter of the year, we are glad to share with you all, our activities during this period. During the first quarter, we focused on disseminating study findings of completed research projects; this was done through conferences, seminar presentations, and Journal publications. In this newsletter, we report on the key findings of our research on Corruption in the Construction Sector, which was a collaborative project between the Institute of Economic and Social Research and the School of Engineering. The study found that respondents perceived corruption in the construction sector to be rife; this was partly attributed to the misinterpretation of some of Zambia’s cultural norms and practices. This newsletter also reports on findings of a study on National Evaluation of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programme. The study found that the PMTCT program was quite successful at minimizing vertical transmission among women who initiate and are retained in PMTCT care at study facilities. In our bid to share our research outputs, INESOR was part of an African Labour Experts’ del-egation that discussed the World Economic Outlook Report during the 2018 World Bank/ In-ternational Monetary Fund Trade Union Advisory Committee meeting in Washington D.C; and INESOR further discussed the credibility and ethical dimensions of online media newspa-pers in Zambia at the 2nd African Conference of the International Telecommunications Society in Lusaka, Zambia. As always, we remain committed to collaborating with both Government and Non-Governmental Organizations in generating and sharing knowledge in our six (6) areas of focus: Agriculture and Rural Development, Economic and Business, Health Promotion, Socio-cultural, Governance and Urban Development
Agriculture and Rural Development , Economic and Business, , Health Promotion , Socio– cultural