What We Do

Local Government Association Development



Recognizing the need to bring city governments on a common platform where they can discuss urban governance issues, UMC and ICMA supported the formation of associations of City Managers to facilitate sharing and learning among them.

At UMC, we combine our network of experts, resource people and training organizations with adult learning methodologies, tailor-made capacity building plans, study tours and internships to create specific training programs.

The first association to be formed was City Managers’ Association of Gujarat (CMAG) in 1997 and with this started the CMA movement in India. Till date, 13 CMAs have been set up across India with support from UMC. Besides Gujarat, CMAs have been formed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Punjab. More than 3,000 urban local bodies of India have been networked through these associations. UMC provides technical assistance and logistic support to the CMAs.