The CHDC provides expertise in research and data analysis aimed at informing and influencing policy and other aspects of development. Priority research areas for the CHDC include: child health; nutrition, public health, primary health care and service delivery; reproductive health (with special reference to adolescent sexual development); sexually transmitted infections; health systems development policy research and community health financing. Research by the CHDC range from simple research by novice researchers to large commissioned research national and international studies by senior researchers conducted in form of baseline, evaluations, surveys, and interventions. This has enabled the CHDC to attain experiences in handling multiple variable research projects.

Since inception in 1989, CHDC has been involved in more than 200 research studies, and below are some of most recent research undertaken categorized as either on-going or completed. For full reports of completed consultancies go to: PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS.