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The Institute for Local Governance

The Institute for Local Governance (ILG) is a pioneering research and knowledge exchange venture designed to maximise the benefits of collaboration between universities in North East England and the wider public realm. The ILG is hosted by Durham University in its Business School.

It is an innovative and unique partnership between the North East's local authorities, universities, police forces and fire and rescue services whose purpose is to source university research and expertise for its public sector partners. Wherever possible the work is delivered via a process of collaboration between academics and practitioners

This partnership shares the vision of supporting innovation, improvement, efficiency and quality in public services. It seeks to support transformation and change including supporting disadvantaged groups and communities, helping to save public sector organisations money, sourcing expertise locally and providing academic opportunities. We aspire to be recognised centre of excellence in the field of local governance.

"improving partnerships, knowledge and outcomes"