The Institute for Human Development (IHD) was established to advance knowledge about human development, focusing - particularly in its foundational years - on children, families, communities, and the institutions that support them within resource-poor regions of the world. The institute is dedicated to advancing policy and practice in human development; and in training researchers, practitioners, and frontline workers serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations within our society. IHD aspires to be a leading hub for innovative, cutting edge and collaborative research that transforms people’s lives through new scientific findings. 

Prof Amina Abubakar​

Professor & Director, Institute for Human Development

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POLICY BRIEF: Caregivers’ Support
Supporting Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities in Kenya

Whole Child Development

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning among children.



Women Leadership Academy   


Early Childhood Development Workforce Hub ​


Early Childhood Development Workforce Hub​​​​​​