Local Governance and Decentralisation

23 March, 2020
The impact of decentralization on local governance in Ghana since the implementation of reforms in 1988 started by Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) for substantial realignment of functions between central government sector ministries and decentralized bodies was highlighted. A democratic government was imposed to overcome the inadequate impact of decentralization on local governance in its Comprehensive Decentralization Policy Framework, a three-phased implementation structure. The constitution of Ghana included the objectives of decentralization under the National Decentralization Action Plan (NDAP) quoting the promotion of popular participation, by enhancing the efficiency of the entire government's machinery. District Authorities (DA) play a vital…

2021/22 Graduate Programmes Admissions: Apply Now!

23 March, 2020
Admissions are now open into our graduate programmes including MSc. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, MSc. Local Economic Development, MSc. Public Financial Management and M.A Local Economic Development. Click and apply Online

2021/22 Graduate Programmes. Apply online Now.

23 March, 2020
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. The Institute runs three major programmes for its prospective students. For professionals who desire to advance their knowledge in their…

Admissions into Graduate and Undergraduate Programmes

23 March, 2020
Online admissions are opened all year into our graduate programmes and soon to be advertised our undergraduate programmes.

20 Years of Building Capacity in Local Governance and Decentralisation

23 March, 2020
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.

2020 Assembly Members Orientation Programme-Greater Accra Event

23 March, 2020
Accra, Aug 10, 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. It is part of efforts to build capacities of newly elected and appointed district assembly members (AMs); education and training is a key demand for effective job performance. The roles that have been assigned to them in the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936) requires that they demonstrate certain leadership qualities and traits, as well as mobilise the residents for participatory governance at…

ILGS interacts with MMDAs and RCCs in Greater Accra Region

02 October, 2021
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.

Nationwide Assembly Members Training:Official Launch

23 March, 2020
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.

ILGS Opinion Piece: Advancing Local Government Reforms in Ghana: A Shift not a Shake Up

23 March, 2020
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…

1D1F: 40 businesses approved in Western Region: Daily Graphic June 13Th

23 March, 2020
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.
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