Vision, Mission & Core Values



To be the leading centre of excellence for development research, teaching, training, consultancy  and advisory services on issues of policy, practical and academic concerns in the public and private domains.



To generate development knowledge, promote debate and encourage the utilization of research findings in postgraduate teaching and training and in shaping the growth of development thinking, theory and practice with particular focus on Africa.


Core Values

  1. Professional integrity and productivity
  2. Exemplary work ethics and team spirit
  3. Equity and social justice
  4. Primacy of community knowledge
  5. Leadership and responsiveness
  6. Collaboration and networking

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The Institute for Development Studies
University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 30197
Nairobi, Kenya.

Directors Address
Tel : 254 -020 -318262 Ext 28177 or

Cell phone : 254-772 114655


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