The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was established by the Act no.1 of 2007 to support the Public Services reform Programmes which calls for effectiveness and efficiency in Public services.
IPA 1970sApparently, back in 1970s the Institute of Public Administration was known as CHUO CHA UCHUMI under the control of Ministry of Education-Zanzibar; the course provided mainly based on commercial studies, materials Management and elementary Accounting. It was situated at Vuga opposite of Institute of Kiswahili and Foreign languages (IKFL). It is under State University of Zanzibar (SUZA).
IPA 1984In 1984 the Institute changed to Zanzibar Institute of Training for Public Servants CHUO CHA WATUMISHI. Following to the government endeavors to improve Public servants by providing performance improvement programme for lower and middle cadres.