IHS works on a global scale providing advisory services to local and national governments, non-governmental and civil society organizations, as well as academic and training institutions. IHS has worked on contract for the World Bank, UN-HABITAT, UNDP, the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, SIDA, the EU, GTZ, and Cordaid. The institute also works on contract for local and national government clients. Services provided include, for instance, policy level support, on the job training for government professionals, aid in the development of citywide strategic and participatory processes, and large institutional development and national training projects. 

IHS works closely in country with its broad network of alumni and partners and believes that they are the most important assets. Working this way ensures more relevance, sensitivity to local conditions and tie into local knowledge. This knowledge is important for providing services that respond to demand.

"Over the years IHS has repeatedly collaborated with UN-HABITAT on a wide range of consulting assignments, always performing according to the highest standards of quality and to the satisfaction of UN-HABITAT."

Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga 
Human Settlements Officer 
Urban Environment planning Branch