CPRDS employs a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to address policy and knowledge gaps within government, parliament, private sector and civil society that exacerbate current human development indices at the individual, community, national and international levels.

Central to the work of CPRDS is the focus to share knowledge that will find local solutions to local development challenges and enable actions that empower the poor, the marginalized and the voiceless in our society.

CPRDS work is driven by a pool of local and international consultants renowned for their specialty and expertise in research, community-based interventions, advocacy, capacity building and project management.

CPRDS has three main areas of focus, these are; Policy Research, Advocacy and Capacity Building.


Policy Research

CPRDS objectives in the policy research area are to:

  • Undertake and /or support researches and processes that inform policies that promote development for the poor, marginalized and voiceless
  • Provide technical back – stopping for operationalizing policies targeted at empowering the poor, marginalized and voiceless
  • Set up a resource center to undertake and promote research into local solutions to development and related policy challenges
  • Analyze and explore strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of current and emerging development policies to deepen impact on the poor, marginalized and voiceless
  • Explore funding opportunities with a view to support research into development policy challenges and also increased interventions to promote development in poor, marginalized and voiceless communities.



In the advocacy area, the objectives of CPRDS are to:

  • Build a community of advocates for effective development policies targeted at promoting development in poor, marginalized and voiceless communities
  • Promote building of increased private sector support for development issues affecting poor, marginalized and voiceless.


Capacity Building

CPRDS Objectives here is to:

  • Build capacity and skill set of groups, CSOs, private and public institutions to promote better engagement with development related policies and interventions.