UMC has provided technical assistance to municipality staff and mayors from Afghanistan. We designed tailor-made study tours for them that laid emphasis on good governance, solid waste management, urban green areas and water supply systems. This encouraged sharing of best practices and learning from each other’s systems between visiting mayors and municipality staff from Afghanistan and Indian city-level government officials. UMC also collaborated to create a Municipal Management Manual for the cities of Afghanistan and created a city profile and Strategic Municipal Action Plan (SMAP) for Bazarak, the provincial capital of Panjshir province.