Children in Khost, Afghanistan, were able to return to school when water service was restored to the city through ICMA's Afghanistan Municipal Strengthening Program. Learn more . . .
The city of Tirana, Albania, improved its solid waste management practices through a CityLinks partnership with a U.S. county. Learn more . . .
In Afghanistan, the water supply department in Ghazni improved its efficiency and increased its revenues by hiring a brother-and-sister team to read water meters. Learn more . . .
Water system improvements in two Indian cities brought clean, reliable drinking water to tens of thousands of residents and increased revenue sources for the cities. Learn more . . .
Cities in Bulgaria reduced pressure on landfills and increased the efficiency of their solid waste management systems by implementing composting programs. Learn more . . .
Trash collection and street cleaning improved sanitation in Kabul as demand outstripped the ability of the municipality to provide needed services. Learn more . . .
Lives were saved thanks to a safety wall constructed through the Afghanistan Municipal Strengthening Program on a mountainous road in Panjshir Province. Learn more . . .
ICMA built a park that provided children in Kabul, Afghanistan, with a safe place to learn about traffic from a driver's point of view. Learn more . . .
Two tsunami-ravaged cities in India implemented flood mitigation improvements, thanks to an ICMA CityLinks program. Learn more . . .
A trash dump was converted into a tree-lined pedestrian walkway in Kabul, Afghanistan. Learn more . . .
Local Economic Development
Five cities in Lebanon developed tailored, viable local economic development strategies with input from community stakeholders. Learn more . . .
A consortium of cities in Bulgaria created an economic development strategy that resulted in job creation and new investment. Learn more . . .
Bolivian cities implemented transparent, competitive procurement practices through a "reverse procurement fair" mechanism. Learn more . . .
Municipalities in Mexico are using indicators that measure the level of transparency in their practices. Learn more . . .
With input from citizens, the city of Tirana, Albania, improved its solid waste management practices. Learn more . . .
Students, professors, and community members came together as volunteers to clean up the campus of Nangarhar University in Jalalabad, Afghanistan—the first cleanup of the campus in three decades. Learn more . . .
School children, parents, and other community volunteers devoted 1,200 person-days of labor to construct playgrounds in two Indian cities following the tsunami of 2004. Learn more . . .
Sports events and other activities encourage young people in Afghanistan to stay in their home communities and eventually come to view public service as a potential career. Learn more . . .