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Social Research

We have expertise in carrying out research in a wide range of areas which include governance, health, environment, and development issues. We have a team of experts who have been carrying out both commissioned and non-commissioned research. The research which we carry out include needs assessments, vulnerability assessments, scoping, opinion polls, surveys, and longitudinal studies.

Health

Health and wellbeing issues affect day to day lives of people across the world. Our team has been undertaking research and community engagement in the social dynamics of health in our contemporary societies. These include research in public health, alternative medicine, SRH, health systems and policy analysis, surveys, disease mapping and surveillance. We endeavour to generate socially relevant data and interventions in health.

Governance

We offer support to central and local governments on governance processes. Our team has experience in developing policies and systems that foster participation and involvement of young people, women, PWD, ratepayers and citizens. We offer trainings to capacitate local authorities and citizens on good governance, social accountability, and transparency. LODRAT partners civil society and the Government of Zimbabwe in the implementation of devolution processes. We tap into expertise and experience in conducting research, surveys, and training of government bureaucrats and technocrats in the devolution process.

Environment

At LODRAT we conduct research which promotes the sustainable use and management of land, energy and water resources in communities. We advocate for environmental justice in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. LODRAT has expertise in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in environmental management. The team has expertise in producing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and Quarterly Environmental Reports. We also offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Services (SHEQ), Air emission tests, Energy management strategies Waste and Water management strategies, Environmental Research as well as Environmental Education and Awareness.

Development

Development is people-centred and multidimensional. It covers PESTEL issues (political, economic, social, technology, environment and legal issues). LODRAT engages in community development through empowering the vulnerable group of the society. We focus on social development issues such as access to education and social issues by the disadvantaged in society. Capacity building through training workshops and sustainable community projects are also key focus of LODRAT. The team also reviews development policies. Through advocacy we aim to influence decisions within the political and socio-economic social institutions. This is done to address social problems of local community.

Well Being

Health and wellbeing issues affect day to day lives of people across the world. Our team has been undertaking research and community engagement in the social dynamics of health in our contemporary societies. These include research in public health, alternative medicine, SRH, health systems and policy analysis, surveys, disease mapping and surveillance. We endeavour to generate socially relevant data and interventions in health.

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About Us

Local Development Research and Advocacy Trust (LODRAT) is an organization formed against the backdrop of an ever-increasing evidence-based solutions to problems facing our communities.

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