New Generation of National Urban Policies
A National Urban Policy (NUP) is a coherent set of decisions derived through a deliberate government-led process of coordinating and rallying various actors for a common vision and goal that will promote more trans-formative, productive, inclusive and resilient urban development for the long term (which can be from 20 to 30 or even 100 years horizon).An NUP is an interactive process that could have at-least four phases: diagnostic, formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. A specific analysis framework has been developed for the diagnostic phase. Other complementary tools for each of the phases and processes are under development.UN-Habitat is prioritizing NUP in low and middle income countries with rapid urbanization. The approved NUP should be the stakeholder’s framework for implementation of inclusive urban development.