ICMA implements projects worldwide to assist municipalities as they work to improve internal management and service delivery and meet other challenges that often accompany decentralization as responsibilities shift from the national to the local level.

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.


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

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.