LDTA was established as an autonomous body on 4th Ashwin 2050 B.S. It was established under the Local Development Training Academy Act 2049. The aims, objectives of the LDTA is guided by LDTA act and its regulations. It has a long history associated with it. It was associated with rural development since the days of 2009 B.S in ‘Tribhuwan Gram Bikas Karyakram’ and has been since then institutionally working for the capacity development of the local bodies. At present, LDTA has 9 training centers across the nation. Among those 9 training centers, 5 Rural Development Training Academy namely at Jhapa, Janakpur, Khanirinitar(Tanahu), Nepalgunj and Doti, ; 1 Urban Development Training Academy at Pokhara; 2 Women Development Training at Jawalakhel(Lalitpur) and Surkhet; and one head office also known as LDTA situated at Jawalakhel.