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Institute of Local Government Studies

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) was established in 1999 and given legal backing by Act 647 of 2003 as a public organisation. The Institute exists to promote capacity building for district assemblies, local government functionaries and other stakeholders involved in local governance issues. The three principal activity areas of ILGS are: education and training, research and consultancy and information. Its two branches are located in Accra and Tamale to serve the southern and northern parts of the country respectively.


20 Years

Decentralisation and Local Governance
Capacity Building




Management Development and Training

The Management Development and Training Deanery is one of the two major product lines of the Institute that is responsible for the provision of customised bouquet programmes for top management, middle management and junior level functionaries of local government...Read More

Consulting and Advisory Services

The Institute provides consultancy and advisory services to a variety of stakeholders and at different levels of interventions and stages of initiatives...Read More

Centers of Excellence

The Institute has three centers of excellence namely: Local Economic Development, Geographic and Management Information Systems and Gender and Social Protection...Read More

Library and Documentation Services

ILGS hosts a prestigious library and information resources center with online resource database...Read More
Journal of Local Government Studies(JLGS)!
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Planning to study at ILGS?

Download our application form from our website. Complete or fill it in and submit at any of our two campuses in Accra and Tamale.

Provide introductory letter from an employer or show any other proof of relevant employment.

You may be ask to sit an entrance examination or go through interview conducted by the Institute.

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What are the benefits of studying at ILGS?
Management Development and Training
Research and Consultancy @ ILGS
Information and Documentation Services
Local and Regional Economic Development

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                          JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) is a public management institute, established under Act 647 of 2003. It is mandated to organize the training of: both staff and members of the regional coordinating councils, district assemblies and other lower local government units to enhance the managerial, administrative, financial and operational efficiency of organs and units of local government. The ILGS also runs four Masters level programmes in local government administration, local economic development, financial management and environmental science, policy and management as well as other short-term certificate and post graduate certificate courses.

 The ILGS is currently undergoing a re-organisation programme that seeks to expand the scope of its programmes and transform the Institute into a leading academic and training institution in local governance and development in Africa. The ILGS is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment into its faculty as full-time/ part-time staff in the under listed positions:

  • Senior Lecturers / Senior Research Fellows
  • Lecturers / Research Fellows

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