A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON NILG
Mr. Kabir M. Ashraf Alam, ndc, Director General, NILG
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NILG: Mandate
THE ONLY MANDATED NATIONAL LEVEL TRAINING AND
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
NILG: Historical Background
Local Government Institute was
established on 1st July 1969 under the
East Pakistan Government Education
Institution Ordinance 1961, which was
renamed as National Institute of Local
Government (NILG) in 1980.
NILG is governed by the National
Institute of Local Government Act, 1992.
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NILG: Governance
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NILG governed by a Board of Governors (16 members):
The Minister, MoLGRD&C as Chairmen;
State Minister, MoLGRD&C as Vice Chairman;
Secretary Local Government Division as Member;
Director General, NILG as Member Secretary;
One member from each of the following institutions: M of Establishment
 M of Finance
 RD and Cooperative Division, BPATC, BIAM, BARD, DCC,
LGED; and
 Four elected representative of LGIs (nominated by GoB)
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NILG: Vision
Emerge As A Dynamic, Leading Training, Research, Advocacy
Institute and Think Tank In the field of Local Government.
NILG: Mission
Build capacity of LGIs to provide effective and efficient services for
the well-being of all people by developing and conducting training,
research and advocacy activities incorporating good governance as
a guiding principle.
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NILG: Objectives
Empowering local governments
Strengthening democratic
decentralization
Undertaking research on local
governance
Supporting various programs
and projects for strengthening
the capacity of LGIs
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NILG: Strategy
 Fostering a “Joint Partnership
Framework” to develop a
common minimum course
curricula for union parishads.
 Linking with local government
stakeholders to integrate
“lessons learned” on good
practices.
 Networking with other training
institutions (i.e. RDA, BARD,
BARDTI) to capitalize on
experiences/opportunities.
 Creating a “resource pool” to
support cascade training.
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NILG: Undertakings
Undertakings of NILG: training to elected and appointed local government functionaries.
 research and studies on local government and rural development issues.
 organize national & international events to disseminate lessons learned.
 knowledge management, publications and quality assurance.
 certificate courses on different subjects related to local government.
Director General
Director
(Trg. & Consultancy.)
Director
(Res. & Plan.)
Director
(Admin. & Cord.)
Director
(Program & Evaluation)
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NILG: Training Areas
Functions and
Responsibilities
National Programs
Human Resources
Management
Financial Management
of LGIs
Resource Mobilization
Core Financial Rules
and Regulations
Development Planning
Village Court and Dispute
Mitigation
Service delivery
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2008 – 09
2007 – 08
2006 – 07
2005 – 06
2004 – 05
2003 – 04
2002 – 03
2001 – 02
2000 – 01
1999 – 00
1998 – 99
1997 – 98
1996 – 97
NILG: Trainings
No. of Trainees
25000
20000
15000
10000
5000
0
NILG: Projects
Local Governance Support Project (LGSP) with support from WB, UNDP,
UNCDF, DANIDA.
Local Government Institution-Capacity Building Project (LGI-CBP) with
support from DANIDA.
Capacity Building Component of Hygiene, Sanitation and Water
Supply (HYSAWA) Project with support from DANIDA.
Basic National Capacity Building Program for Strengthening Local
Government through the Joint Partnership Framework with support from
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Preparatory Assistance Project for Strengthening Upazila Parishad
(UZP) through Capacity Building Initiatives and Policy Advocacy with
support from UNDP.
Establish HL Centre, the Secretariat of the Horizontal Learning Program,
as an instrument to improve learning from the field.
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NILG: Flagship
Basic National Capacity Building Program for Strengthening Local
Government through a Joint Partnership Framework
Salient Features: Establishing a national basic course curricula for union parishads
through a Joint Partnership Framework that will be used by all
sector partners.
 Incorporating existing replicated good practices of union
parishads (identified through the Horizontal Learning Program)
into the basic course curricula.
 Developing a resource pool of local trainers for the training and
monitoring of the capacity building of union parishads.
THIS SHOW CASES NILG’S DRIVE FOR HARMONIZATION
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Basic National Capacity Building Program:
Expected Outputs
1. National Basic Training Curriculum with 9 Modules:- Government and local government in Bangladesh
- Office management of Union Parishad
- Public administration and coordination
- Financial management
- Planning and development
- Law and justice
- Social development
- Gender
- Media and mass communication
2. National Basic Training Manual
3. Resource Pool: 150 Master Trainers
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Basic National Capacity Building Program:
Activities Performed
1st workshop held on 06-08-09 with BARD, RDA, BRDTI, and DPs to
form the Implementation Committee (IC=13) and Technical Working
Group (TWG= 15).
2nd workshop held on 08-04-10 with IC and TWG members. Existing
curriculum presented (5 modules with 17 sessions).
3rd workshop held on 08-07-10 with NGOs representatives. Revised
curriculum presented (7 modules with 55 sessions).
4th workshop held on 19-04-10 with UP elected representatives.
Revised curriculum presented (7 modules with 57 sessions).
5th workshop held on 24-08-10 with Academicians. Upgraded
curriculum finalized (9 modules with 68 sessions).
Now the preparation is going on for writing the manual
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NILG: Challenges
 To strengthen the downward accountability to local
governments for capacity building.
 To balance the focus on training with a focus on learning.
 To measure the impact of training imparted.
 To identify what else can be done to make local governments
more effective.
 To strengthen the incorporation of “lessons learned” from the
field into the training.
 To create better networks of agencies with different skill sets to
promote excellence in local governance.
 The branding and the sustaining of NILG’s field of expertise.
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NILG: Way forward
 Strengthen our institutional capacity to excel as a local
governance learning and training institution.
 Develop more strategic action research activities and
approaches to improve the quality of training services.
 Establish pay-and-enroll training programmes to demonstrate
our competitive excellence.
 Initiate an accreditation process to enable local governments to
buy-and-sell their own capacity building services.
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