Global Programs

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

How We Work

International Development
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 Development
International Affiliates

ICMA maintains affiliate relationships with local government professional organizations worldwide.

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 will improve the economic competitiveness and resilience of secondary cities in the Philippines.


ICMA is a partner in Enabling Growth Through Investment and Enterprise, designed to increase private-sector investment and promote economic growth in Tanzania.

Planning for Climate Adaptation

In the Dominican Republic, ICMA fostered participatory land use planning processes that engaged community-based organizations and vulnerable populations in pilot communities.