The School of Human Development at IIHS focuses on social transformation. The School understands social transformation as a set of processes that are rooted in and seek to directly address:
(a) inequality in social status and substantive rights based on identity;
(b) the absence of material and economic dignity for the urban majority; and
(c) inequities in political presence, recognition and participation.
Within the degree programmes of the proposed IIHS IOE, the School will be the primary location for the Concentration in Human Development. It will also be linked to Concentrations in Land and Housing, Policy and Governance, Economic Development, and Systems and Infrastructure across other proposed IIHS IOE Schools.