Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Asian Development Bank (ADB), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, CAF Development Bank Of Latin America, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW Development Bank (Germany), ICLEI (Local Governments For Sustainability), Institute For Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLOCAT), UN-Habitat, and World Resources Institute (WRI)


The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is the leading global implementation initiative focused on urban mobility. Together with 11 global partners TUMI supports cities to transform their transport systems. The initiative was established by the German Government in cooperation with ADB, BMZ, CAF, C40, GIZ, ICLEI, ITDP, KfW, SLOCAT, UN-Habitat and WRI at the 2016 UN Habitat III conference in Quito Ecuador.

TUMI moves substantial funds to finance urban mobility projects, scales pilot projects and provides policy advice to transform urban mobility globally. So far TUMI has leveraged more than EUR 2 billion in large-scale urban transport infrastructure projects, supported the implementation of 20 innovative urban mobility pilot projects and has provided policy advisory to more than 2000 urban leaders. TUMI provides capacity development for a global mobility transition through tailored learning programs, a digital content delivery platform, publications, newsletters, social media campaigning, training of high-level city decision makers, and network promotion for the implementation of sustainable mobility solutions and transformation of the mobility landscape.

Assistance Criteria

The criteria used to assess project proposals are:

  • Transformative potential
  • Innovative potential
  • Replicability/ scalability
  • Accessibility
  • Inclusivity and empowerment
  • Climate friendliness
  • Health aspects
  • Integrated approach
  • Financial feasibility
  • Project implementation feasibility
  • Leveraged co-financing



EUR 50,000 – 200,000 for grants, and up to EUR 500 million for loans provided by KfW, CAF, and ADB.

Support Type

  • Grants
  • Loans


Project Stage

  • Local Government Capacity Building
  • Concept/design/scoping
  • Implementation


  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Low Carbon Technology (ITC/Open Data)
  • Urban Public and Green Space
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