Centre for Social Research

More and detailed information about the centre to be available on its upcoming official centre website.

Background and Location

The Centre for Social Research (CSR) is an organ of the University of Malawi that conducts and promotes excellence in academic and applied social science research in partnership with the public and private sectors so as to inform policy and offer training for capacity building. It is housed in the Faculty of Social Science at Chancellor College.


At the core of the mandate of CSR is the aim to promote and undertake applied social science research including conducting monitoring and evaluation of development programmes so as to generate information on priority problems of the country and the region.


CSR has been and is still Malawi's leading social science research and consulting institution since 1978. Our research and training programmes are development oriented to suit the ever-changing policy environment in Malawi and sub-Saharan Africa.