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The Institute runs three major programmes for its prospective students. For professionals who desire to advance their knowledge in their chosen field, there are professional development courses they could go for. And for those who desire to have their first or second degree in local government related courses, or pursue both degrees, there are courses available for them as well. Also, those who wish to have a diploma certificate in public development will find a diploma programme available for them.
Online admissions are opened all year into our graduate programmes and soon to be advertised our undergraduate programmes.
ILGS has been undertaking local government capacity building and training for the past twenty years. This culminated into mounting graduate level masters programmes since 2011. We are happy to deepen and promote local government research at all levels and to affect policy.
The Institute of Local Government Studies as part of its drive to engage and... enroll more local government practitioners on its flagship post graduate programmes has become a series of interactions with the MMDAs and RCCs in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Accra, Aug 10, 2020 GNA-The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), have launched an orientation and training programme for members of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)in Accra.
Advancing Local Government Reforms in Ghana: A Shift not a Shake Up By Ivy A. Adorboe, Institute of Local Government Studies, Accra
The service orientation of Ghana’s local government system has been practiced for over thirty years with reoccurring challenges such as poor engagement between citizens and local government functionaries, ineffective delivery of basic services such as drainage, sanitation and waste management, and uncontrolled development and sprawls to list a few. While the current system has brought government closer to where people live, its weaknesses are overwhelming. Hence the need to shift gear as the Director General of the National Development Planning Commission advocated for in his recent speech on Ghana’s decentralisation
The government’s flagship programme, One-District, One-Factory (1D1F), in the Western Region is progressing steadily as some factories engaged in rubber processing and ceramics have fully taken off.Other factories under the programme are at various stages of completion or are sourcing funding to speed up the process in their quest to add value to the enormous raw materials the region is endowed with.
The Local Governance Practitioners Forum (LGPF) is a broad based membership platform that comprises of key institutions of Ghana’s local governance system. The platform provides an inclusive space for diverse policy actors (researchers, central and local policy makers, local governments, private enterprises, bureaucrats, civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners, politicians and political parties, and the media) to share research and practice evidence on democratic and developmental local governance.