The history of education and training for urban local government has been a long saga of trial and error, made more difficult in recent years by the imperative need to involve all the key actors — policymakers, professionals and communities — in urban development, management and governance. The papers given here focus on cities in developing countries and dramatically portray major quantitative and qualitative deficiences in manpower, attitudes and administrative procedures for education and training of urban local government personnel. They define new goals for a development-oriented, urban public service, and give detailed proposals for the establishment of training boards, institutes and centers of public administration, and they advocate experimentation with a wide range of in-service, pre- and post-entry courses as part of a broad program of continuing professional and public policy education.
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