The Monitor Nachhaltige Kommune project aims to support the development of "effect-oriented" sustainability management in German communities. The project, lead by the Bertelsmann Foundation, is divided into several project modules. ICLEI´s part in this project builds the foundation of indicator based monitoring. It provides the knowledge and training for local governments to change their governance instruments with the aim of becoming more sustainable.
Within this framework ICLEI developed a governance self assessment tool for local governments, developed hand books for urban sustainability governance
and was further responsible for the coaching of local governments in implementing new governance approaches.
ICLEI also takes part in the strategic advisory council of the overall project.