This report is the outcome of an Organizational and Training Need Assessment (TNA) of Tangail Pourashava. The TNA was carried out over a period of 6 months in 1998/99 and is an initiative of the Support for Implementation of National Plans of Action (SINPA) Project. Rehabilitation and Development Organization for Landless (RADOL) – a Bangladeshi NGO - is the executing agency of the project, with technical assistance from Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of the Netherlands. The Netherlands’ Government funds the project. Tangail Pourashava is the local government body responsible for the administration of Tangail in terms of a mandate provided by statutory legislation. The SINPA Project started in November 1997 and ends on December 31, 2000. In each of three countries the focus is on one secondary city and replicability of project interventions in other cities is part of the SINPA approach. The focus cities are: Bangladesh Tangail Bolivia Santa Cruz Zambia Kitwe The SINPA project aims to support the Tangail Pourashava, in the co-ordination and provision of high quality and relevant training to: a) the elected representatives, and b) key officials of the Pourashava. There is a steering committee set up to link the project to central and local bodies and capacity building institutions.