In this category we list courses that provide training modules with the aim to deliver high-performance public service delivery.

The public sector, also  referred to as the state sector or the government sector, is a part of the state that deals with either the production, ownership, sale, provision, delivery and allocation of goods and services by and for the government or its citizens, whether national, regional or local/municipal.

Open governance is a concept that moves beyond the traditional notion of government and describes the relationships between leaders, public institutions and citizens, their interaction and decision-making processes. Open governance is comprised of three main elements - rights, institutions and policies, and tools.

An interlocal agreement is a contract between government agencies that work to provide services to the public, such as parks and bus systems. An interlocal agreement can exist between cities and schools or counties and school districts. These agreements permit government agencies in an area to share their budgets to reach a common goal they may be unable to reach separately.

This first module-General Course on Inter-Local Cooperation-provides you with an introduction to inter-local cooperation (ILC) covering its definition, rationale, legal bases, and historical background. It also orients you to the critical ingredients in building and sustaining an ILC, which will be discussed in more detail in the succeeding modules.