The Urban Planning and Management Programme, UPMP (2002 – 2003) was funded by the Government of the Netherlands. It worked closely with the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning. The programme played a key role in development of the new planning law for Kosovo and also supported the first steps of establishing a central level institute for strategic and spatial planning. Another significant component of the Programme was its engagement with all 30 municipalities of Kosovo both from the planning perspective, and from the development of tools for gender mainstreaming in Kosovo municipal management. The Programme imparted comprehensive training to urban planners in the application of the strategic planning approach, through the Urban Planning and Management Framework (UPMF).