Briefly the aim of the Local Government Training Institute is to improve the performance of the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and other interested parties through the application of appropriate training, research, consultancy and advisory intervention services. Ultimately, the role of the Institute is to facilitate the processes of decentralization by devolution, good governance, quality service delivery, poverty reduction and promotion of social and economic well being of the people country wide.
The Local Government Training Institute (LGTI) was established by Act of Parliament No.26 of 1994 as a body corporate. The Institute was established to serve as a practical-oriented professional centre for demand-driven training, research, advisory and consultancy services in the fields of Local Government Finance, Administration and Management. As such, the Institute falls under the subject sector of Business and Management. The said subject sector includes Accountancy; Financial Management, Materials Management, Human Resource Management, Project Planning, Law and related fields.
To become a centre of excellence in the provision of technical training in Local Government Administration, Finance and Management.
To offer practical-oriented and demand-driven training, research and consultancy services concerning Local Government Finance, Administration and Management with particular emphasis on efficiency in service delivery and good governance.
Objectives and Functions of the Institute
• To promote social and economic development by providing opportunities for the study of and training in the principles, techniques and their practical application in various aspects of Local Government Administration and Management.
• To provide facilities, places and centers of learning, education, training and research in Local Government practices and such other related subjects and disciplines.
• To conduct long and short term training programs in all disciplines relating to local government including the preparation, application and evaluation of development programs
• To undertake, either alone or in association with any other person or body of persons within or outside the United Republic of Tanzania, research in methods and techniques for improving Local Government Administration and Management.
• To monitor and co-ordinate research and training relating to Local Government Administration and Management.
• To collect, publish or otherwise disseminate data and other information related to Local Government including the publication of results of any research carried out by the Institute.
• To sponsor, arrange or provide facilities for conferences, seminars or symposia on subjects related to Local Government.
• To provide advisory, consultancy and other services to the Government, Local authorities, villages and individuals in matters relating to Local Government.
• To prepare students for such examinations as may be conducted by the Institute and to grant such awards as may be prescribed under or in accordance with this Act.