UMC’s vision is to foster excellence in governance through innovative urban management solutions.

A third of India’s population lives in urban areas; it is estimated that one of every 2 persons will live in urban areas by the year 2040. Urban local governments, the third tier of local government is the closest form of government to most of us and provides basic services and the enabling environment for economic growth. Local Governments face severe challenges to provide reliable and quality services to all citizens. They face severe deficits in adequate and skilled human resources; robust systems and policies.

UMC acts as a bridge organization that helps cross these deficits and helps improve outcomes and quality of life for all. Our theory of change is that if policy reforms are implemented, systems are strengthened; city managers are capacitated and empowered then cities would become cleaner, liveable, productive and equitable.