The institute exists to initiate, coordinate and provide demand driven local governance studies, education, training and research as a local governance "Center of Excellence". The institute has its main campus in Accra and another campus in Tamale in the northern region of Ghana.
ILGS started in 1999 as a project of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development with support from the World Bank and the Netherlands Government. ... [according to site editor's information]
The mission of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is to generate and apply innovative technologies which efficiently and effectively exploit Science and Technology (S & T) for socio-economic development in the critical areas of agriculture, industry, health and environment and improve scientific culture of the civil society. Technologies developed will be commercialized for Private Sector Development in Ghana and abroad. ... [according to site editor's information]