Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Each mandate affirmed the status of the Institute as the national management development institute to provide for the study of public administration and management of Ghana.
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government /United Nations (UN) special fund project. Originally named the Institute of Public Administration, it was set up as one of the key strategic institutions to develop the public administrative system, to provide civil servants with administrative and professional competence, and to plan and administer national, regional and local services.
In 1966, the joint sponsorship ended and the UN formally handed over the Institute to the Government of Ghana. In 1969, the Institute was then re-designated as the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration to reflect its expanded functions. For more than 50 years, GIMPA’s activities have been guided by five successive mandates, beginning with the first legislative instrument of 1961 to the current GIMPA Act, 2004 (Act 676).
Each mandate affirmed the status of the Institute as the national management development institute to provide for the study of public administration and management of Ghana. By its latest mandate, GIMPA now offers courses in its areas of competence leading to the award of certificates, diplomas and degrees up to the doctoral level.
The areas of competence are defined to include training and education in leadership, management, public administration and technology. Today, GIMPA has transformed itself into the leading management development institute and is an independent public tertiary institution with financial and operational autonomy.
GIMPA’s mission is to maintain a Centre of Excellence for training in public and business administration, by continuously enhancing the capability of middle and top-level executives in public and private sectors as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) both in Ghana and internationally, to manage their institutions and enterprises efficiently and effectively. The Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
To position GIMPA clearly as the pre-eminent Centre of Excellence focused on capacity building in leadership, management, public administration and sustainability to support Ghanaian and African socio-economic advancement
GIMPA's primary purpose is to develop distinctive and capable public servants, private sector and non-governmental organisations leaders with a strong sense of humanity to support sustainable national development. .
We pursue this mission through:
i. Quality research, teaching and learning;
ii. Active stakeholder engagement and community service;
iii. Global Connectedness; and
iv. Excellence in all we do
Core Values i) Excellence: challenges us to do things right the first time, down to the smallest detail and constantly improving.
ii) Distinctiveness: enjoins us to honour our heritage as a public service institution that promotes professionalism, integrity, accountability, and transparency.
iii) Connectedness: challenges us to be relevant and of value both to ourselves and the wider global society, by collaborating and promoting networking among diverse entities in Ghana, Africa and around the world.
iv) Fairness: challenges us to value and cherish our stakeholders – both internal and external – having regard for our individual differences, while at the same time being impartial in our dealings.
v) Sustainability: motivates us to seek operational efficiencies through innovations that are mindful of the need to preserve a better future for posterity. We do this through responsible financial planning and preservation of our beautiful natural environment.
vi) Trustworthiness: puts us under duty to be honest, truthful and relied upon in all our engagements.
1. My GIMPA, your GIMPA, our GIMPA
Lift high the flag of GIMPA
My GIMPA, your GIMPA, our GIMPA
A world class centre of excellence
Training in leadership, management and administration,
Continuously enhancing capacity in public-private sectors
The evergreen GIMPA, our pride.
Raise high the flag of GIMPA.
Lift high; lift high the pride of hard work.
Lift high the fame all friends of GIMPA
and let GIMPA remain ever green (2x)
My mission, your mission, our mission
To promote GIMPA’s set goal
2. My mission, your mission our mission
To make our GIMPA a noble place
Guided by intergrity, honesty and accountability
Transparency and service to mankind
And build a better Ghana
May God bless GIMPA’s noble aim
GIMPA was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations Special Fund Project. It was originally called the Institute of Public Administration, established to train public servants with administrative and professional competence to plan and administer national, regional and local services.
In 1999/2000, GIMPA was among a group of 200 public sector organisations in Ghana earmarked under the World Bank-funded Public Sector Reform Programme to be taken off Government Subvention. GIMPA was subsequently selected under the National Institutional Reform Programme to be transformed, notably to be self-financing. Subsequently, GIMPA was taken off Government Subvention in 2001.
Today, GIMPA has been transformed from a small, public service institution to a comprehensive tertiary institution offering programmes in leadership, management, public and business administration, and technology, for both the public and private sectors, NGO’s, civil societies and many more.
Additionally, GIMPA has not only become a full-fledged university-level public institution, but also a top institute, recognised in Africa and around the world, offering excellent master’s and executive master’s degree programmes in business administration, public administration, development management, governance and leadership.
GIMPA’s clients come from the public and private sectors.