Nurturing talent and experience to deliver good governance

The Local Governance School is the training institute of the Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department (LGE&RDD), Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Notified in 2008, the Local Governance School has the mandate to:

  • Conduct pre-service training, refresher courses, seminars, workshops for all Local Council Service employees and elected representatives.
  • Coordinate all capacity-building activities undertaken by local projects and development partners with the Local Government, Elections, and Rural Development Department as well as Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs).
  • Conduct training/orientations for other officers serving in the province regarding local governance and service delivery.


  • A dedicated institute of human resource development in the arena of local governance for efficient management and effective delivery of basic social and municipal services.


  • To provide high-quality training, refresher courses, study tours, exchange and dialogues with the public sector employees in general and LGE&RDD and Local Council Board employees in particular so as to achieve the envisioned core functions for local good governance.

Integration Plan

  • Administrative Department: To provide policy and strategic guidance.

    Local Council Board: To manage the service and provide operational guidance.

    Local Governance School: To cater to policy research, training, and capacity-building needs through its faculty and academia.

Need / Rationale

  • Focus: Focusing on local governance by providing the facility of pre-service training and refresher courses for improvement in delivery and management of basic social services and municipal services as core components.

    Road Map: Starting with basic certificate courses, developing into a specialized academic institute, and graduating to degree courses.

Section 110 of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013 states that the Nazimeen, Naib-Nazimeen, members of the local councils, and functionaries in local governments shall attend training courses for such periods and in such manner and at such places as may be prescribed by Government. Accordingly, the Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under its Integrated Development Strategy (2014-2018) has positioned the Local Governance School as a focal point for capacity-building activities.

The new Local Governance School building was inaugurated by the honorable Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Pervez Khan Khattak on the 29th of April, 2014.