Global Programs

How We Work

Our Expertise

ICMA’s expertise in a wide range of technical areas helps build local capacity to meet economic, environmental, social, and public safety challenges.


CityLinks is a peer-to-peer learning methodology developed by ICMA to address global challenges.

International Affiliates

ICMA maintains affiliate relationships with local government professional organizations worldwide.

Making a Difference Around the World

About Global Programs

ICMA draws on the experience of local government practitioners, researchers, and expert consultants to design, implement, and evaluate local government projects worldwide.

Our Global Reach

From our home base in Washington, D.C., ICMA has touched municipalities throughout the world. We have implemented projects involving more than 70 countries on six continents.

ICMA China Center

The ICMA China Center was formally established in 2011 as a partnership between ICMA and the China University of Political Science and Law.

ICMA Europe

ICMA's platform for members, affiliates, and partners in Europe.

Our Work on the Ground

Our Projects

ICMA’s projects span the globe--from Philadelphia to the Philippines—and address key local government technical areas. Refine your search by country and/or topic.

Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project

The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project will improve economic competitiveness and resilience of cities outside of Metro Manila in the Philippines.

Across the World with ICMA and Affiliates

Climate Adaptation Program: Final Report Published

USAID/ICMA Planning for Climate Adaptation Program aimed to improve the resilience of people to the adverse impacts of climate change in the Dominican Republic.

A Transformational Experience: Reflections from the CLAIR Fellowship

International Committee Chair Michele Meade shares her thoughts after attending the Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar in Japan.

The Tranter-Leong Fellowship

The Tranter-Leong fellowships enable ICMA members to "think globally, act locally."

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Digitizing Local Services with Blockchain in 2019

Blockchain has the potential to improve local government efficiency and data integrity. Learn how the country of Estonia made this a reality.