IHS Approach & Model

The approach IHS uses to tackle the problems faced in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in cities is based on the cross fertilization of three activities: education, advisory services and research.

The challenges faced in practice and the practical and implementable solutions found in advisory work are incorporated into case studies that provide examples of how to apply the theories discussed in training. IHS also conducts research that furthers theory which is essential for the development of critical thinking being a requisite in IHS training and educational programmes. IHS believes in linking theory and practice: staff members spend a substantial amount of their time working in the field, so they have knowledge of the circumstances in the countries in which they work and can provide support, training and services that are relevant for their clients and course participants.