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Research and Development division

The Research Division of the SLILG is mainly concerned with supporting Local Authorities & Provincial Councils by conducting Research & Surveys and dissemination of results and necessary Information for policy makers to strengthen the Local Government & Provincial Council sector. Additionally the Division is conducting training progras on related activities.


  • To undertake and promote Research Studies of Local Authorities and Provincial Councils to improve and develop their capacities.
  • Dissemination of Research findings among relevant Policy Makers & Implementing Agencies.
  • Link with National as well as International Research Bodies in the area of Governance.
  • To unearth areas of Importance for new Research initiatives.
  • Maintain a Data Base of Provincial Councils & Local Authorities.
  • Documentation of Research outputs.
  • Publishing relevant publications related to Local Government & Provincial Councils.
  • Conducting Research Methodology courses for relevant officials of the Local Government and Provincial Council sector
  • Providing necessary training for Elected Members, Officials of Local Authorities and Provincial Councils on Development issues