UN-Habitat (2019) Developed by UN-Habitat this practical guide recognises cities as important centres of democracy, innovation and economic development. Moreover, it underscores cities crucial role for realising the global agendas such as the Agenda 2030 or the New Urban Agenda. To ensure effective implementation national and sub-national urban policies focussed on sustainable urbanisation need to be developed. To aid this process the publication identifies key issues and provides recommendation for the development of urban policies in line with the international development framework. The guide represents a valuable resource for countries that are in the earlier stages of developing national urban policies.