The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) is rebranding its identity, image, organisational culture and staff orientation towards transformation, with the hope of upgrading to the status of a university by 2023.
The ILGS in collaboration with the OHLGS offers the enhanced Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme for staff of the Local Government Service. These programmes, referred to as the Local Government (LG) Scheme of Service (SoS) Training Programmes have a menu of courses that is fit-for-purpose for the various professional classes clustered as follows: administrators; human resource managers; environmental health and sanitation officers; finance, budget and rating officers; planners (development and physical); engineers and; management information system officers.
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.