Based on its commissioning in 1999, the mandate of the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has been to educate and empower prospective students in public management as well as public development. Backed by the Act of Parliament, 647 of 2003, among other things, the institution is meant to embark on and promote researches in local government; organize courses, seminars, workshops and conferences for different people who are related or have something to do with local governance; and then establish specialized libraries that are local government hinged.
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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.