Learn about the Mayors Migration Council’s City Practice programs to unlock financial and technical resources to accelerate local solutions.

Our Approach

Cities across the world also face systemic barriers to financial and other resources that limit their ability to deliver solutions at scale. In 2022, only 1.2 percent of all international humanitarian funding reached local actors, including cities—the target was 25 percent. The MMC was founded by mayors for mayors as a direct response to this challenge—to help mayors unlock financial and other resources they need to accelerate and scale local solutions.

Our City Practice programs support mayors in implementing local actions that address the needs of migrants and displaced people living in their cities. We generate practical research, provide technical assistance, and drive financial resources to city governments to create a marketplace of city-led solutions that advance global goals.

Our Impact

To date, we issued 24 reports with practical knowledge on urban migration and displacement, delivered more than 130 technical sessions to provide cities with direct assistance and connect them to international service providers and resources, and elevated city actions to 10 donors or funding mechanisms for financial support. 

As a result, we influenced more than 40 practitioner research products and unlocked more than US$30 million in international funding for city-level action on migration and displacement. This includes external multilateral funds, as well as our own Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees (GCF). The GCF provides funding and implementation support to 28 city actions that implement the Global Compacts, directly reaching more than 25,000 migrant, displaced, and marginalized people

Overall, 70% of our city partners reported an increased capacity to implement actions that advance the Global Compacts as a result of the MMC’s support.

Our Impact

City Practice By The Numbers


Cities funded to implement the Global Compacts


Raised for city-level solutions


Practitioner research products influenced


Technical sessions delivered to cities and practitioners
Our Initiatives

Explore our initiatives to connect city governments to the knowledge, technical, and financial resources they need to accelerate and scale local solutions.


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