In line with the project, “Strengthening the Decentralized Capability-Building Efforts Towards Sustained Local Development” (SDCB-SLD) of the United Nations Development Program-Development Academy of the Philippines (UNDP-DAP), the Province of Lanao del Norte (PGLDN), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) entered into a tripartite agreement to provide demand-driven training, education and development interventions to local government units (LGUs) in Lanao del Norte. This agreement was signed in September 1977.
In this agreement, MSU-IIT was designated as the anchor local training institution, the Center for Local Governance Studies (CLGS) was established to strengthen the managerial and technical competencies of the local government officials and their functionaries in order to respond to the demands and challenges of their increased powers, resources, and responsibilities under the Local Government Code of 1991.
To provide demand-driven training and development interventions to LGUs and assists national government agencies (NGAs) in implementing their programs at the local level.
To strengthen the capacities of the MSU-IIT local government units (LGU) clients by providing demand driven interventions towards a more effective governance and empowered communities.
Key Service Areas
In pursuing its mission, the Center provides the following courses and services: