UMC/ICMA organized a training program on ‘Turning Municipal Performance Measurement into an Effective Management Tool’ at the 4th session of the World Urban Forum in 2008 in Nanjing, China. The training workshop’s objective was to help participants grasp the basic framework and purpose of municipal performance measurement and develop skills to design, develop and operationalize the system to use it as an effective management tool for local governments and other organizations involved in the forum.

The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to peruse urbanization and its overall effect on living conditions. The forum is a biyearly meeting where a variety of organizations, professionals, academicians and local bodies related to urban management assemble on a common platform to discuss urban issues and their solutions.