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ILG Alumni Network

Since its inception in 2014, the Innovation and Leadership in Government Program (ILG) has equipped 115 public managers from 17 Latin American countries with analytical frameworks and tools to generate and implement innovative public policies in their respective countries. 

ILG brings together public managers from diverse countries and government sectors that enrich the learning process by sharing perspectives and experiences, and it provides a unique networking platform to foster ties beyond the duration of the program.


  • The ILG Alumni Network hosted their annual reunion at Georgetown University from September 26-28, 2018.  Representatives from the five ILG cohorts attended the various events, which included a visit to the new IMF Innovation Lab, and talks with GU Professor Schamis, Carolina Renteria, and Julian Najles. 
  • New President and Vice president of the ILG Alumni Network for the period 2018-2020:  Adolfo Argüello (ILG 2016, Mexico) and Edgar Polanco (ILG 2014, Colombia). Contact:
  • ILG Alumni can now use a new online platform to interact and connect with the ILG and GCL networks. The app is also available for Android devices here.

Past Participant Testimonials

ILG allowed me to join a network of agents of change who are working to improve the realities of their own countries, and are determined to do so with exceptional values. Generating a synergy of ideas at a global level and acting locally is what unites participants throughout the program." — Ignacio Maldonado Yonna, Department of Coordination and Planning, Corrientes Province, Argentina

"The ILG program is very valuable for the training of leaders. The program provides participants with tools to maximize their strengths, come up with new collaborative visions, and have a more effective impact in the transformation of their realities. Sharing successful and innovative experiences with other countries in the region contributes to the development and strengthening of our communities." — Ingrid S. Valencia Barreto, Colombian Ombudsman's Office, Training for Citizen Participation, Colombia