The legal basis for regional development plans is the Federal Spatial Management Act (Raumordnungsgesetz, ROG) and, in addition, the spatial management laws of the Länder. The Spatial Management Act was amended in 2017. According to the ROG, regional development plans are to be established by the Länder.

The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodological guidelines for the calculation of the indicator - so-called global metadata.

Displayed here are the national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata. Please find further methodical and country-specific information of the time series in the related national metadata.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators. Global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Target name

Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

Indicator name

Number of countries that have national urban policies or regional development plans that (a) respond to population dynamics; (b) ensure balanced territorial development; and (c) increase local fiscal space

Designated tier

Tier I

Custodian agency

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

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