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The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) is a public management development institution established under an Act of Parliament, 647 of 2003. The Institute was commissioned in 1999 as a project of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Developm...
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It's an all hands on deck situation for the benefit of the Ghanaian child," said Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, chair of the event's open session and Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies.
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Dr. Esther Oduraa Ofei-Aboagye
Dr. Esther Oduraa Ofei-Aboagye is the Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies in Ghana.
She attended the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where she obtained a B.A in Social Sciences, Diploma in Education and a Master of Arts in Public Administration respectively.
She has doctoral degree at the University of Birmingham, International Development Department, School of Public Policy in the United Kingdom.
Recent publications have been in local governance and poverty reduction, public policy and natural resources management and gender mainstreaming.
current research interests are in roles of elites in local level development, accountability mechanisms in local governance and institutional partnerships in development management.
has extensive consulting experience in training, research and policy/programme formulation in the following areas:
Dr. Esther Ofei-Aboagye
Dr. Esther Ofei-Aboagye is the Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS).
Prior to joining ILGS in 1999, She was a Senior Lecturer in Public Administration at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
Esther holds a PhD (Public Policy) from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (2006); an M.A. (Public Administration) from Carleton University, Canada (1989); B.A. Hons.
Esther is the chairperson of the Executive Councils of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) and the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR).
She is the Board Chairperson of the Ebenezer Senior High School.
She also serves on the University of Ghana Council; Ghana Tourism Authority Board and the Local Government Service Council.
Dr. Esther Oduraa ...
Dr. Esther Oduraa Ofei-Aboagye is a social policy analyst and a teacher.
Until January 2015, she was the Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS).
Prior to ILGS, she was employed at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Dr Ofei-Aboagye has been extensively involved in national social policy formulation and decentralized development management.
She has been privileged to serve on a number of public and civil society boards.
Amongst others, she is a member of the University of Ghana Council and the Chairperson of the Council of the Presbyterian College of Education.
She is also the Vice-Chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and a member of the Ghana Tourism Authority Board.
She has been chairperson of the Executive Council of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC).
Esther has a doctorate degree in Public Policy from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom; a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Carleton University, Canada; a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Sociology; and a Diploma in Education both from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
ILGS Graduates Students
Dr Esther Oduraa Ofei-Aboagye, ILGS Director said the objectives of the institute as indicated Act 647 are to organised the training of members of staff and personnel in local government and related entities, and any other interested person or body, local or foreign, in order to enhance the managerial, administrative, financial and operational efficiency of organs and units of local government.
She said tertiary institutions of repute are strengthening their research capacities and investing considerable resources in analysis and providing evidence-based knowledge to support national policy making, implementation and monitoring.
noted that this is the environment in which the institute finds itself and aspires to excel in and its mandate demands that the content of its programmes remains relevant to the raison d'etre of decentralisation in Ghana that is, promoting effective participation of all stakeholders in national and local governance.
Nana Dr Okatakyie Amenfi VIII, Paramount Chief of Asebu Amenfi
said local government system in Ghana has a long history that could be traced to the colonial period in 1878 He
said Ghana from 1957 onwards, moved towards what became known as "centralization of power".