The Independent Directorate for Local Governance (IDLG) was established through a presidential decree on 30th August 2007 that has been mandated to improve governance in order to achieve stability, security and development. IDLG with support from international and national organizations and donor communities will take firm steps towards collective actions. In this context, IDLG initiated four pillars of interventions for sub-national governance; 1) Policy Development Program; 2) Institutional Development Program; and 3) Broader Governance Program - Local Governance Program for Afghanistan, 4) Support Function.