KILA has the mandate of facilitating and accelerating the socio-economic development of the State through strengthening the Local Self Government Institutions (LSGIs). As a Government of Kerala supported nodal agency for training, research and consultancy, KILA is committed to the following objectives:

  • Undertake various training programmes for the Elected Representatives and Officials of Rural and Urban Local Governments of Kerala,
  • Facilitate and strengthen decentralized planning process,
  • Undertake action-oriented research activities,
  • Document best practices on local governance for dissemination,
  • Organize seminars, workshops and discussions, and
  • Formulate policy documents.