Mission, Vision and Values of the College


The vision of the CDS is to be the leading center of excellence in development studies in Africa.


The mission of the CDS is to:

  • Produce well- qualified development specialists;
  • Generate and disseminate policy relevant knowledge in the field of development;
  • Provide practical solutions to development problems;
  • Provide community services that promote sustainable development,¬† equality and social justice;
  • Promote gender equality and multiculturalism in teaching¬† and research; and
  • Promote action research that links research and practice at grassroots level.