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  • IALG was formally established at the first meeting of the General Assembly during the 4th International Conference on Local Government in Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • The membership of IALG is composed of senior government officials, scholars, researchers, institutions, and interested individuals around the world.
  • The International Association for Local Governments (IALG) is a professional organization for local government scholars and practitioners and is the first of its kind to include both Africa and Asia.

About IALG

The International Association for Local Governments (IALG) is a professional organization for local government scholars and practitioners and is the first of its kind to include both Africa and Asia. 


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Vision and Mission

The International Association for Local Governments is recognized as a partnership of professional organizations, governmental and non-governmental, involved in the advancement of a more visible and proactive advocacy role for local governments in all societies.

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