Mechanisms of Vertical Integration
National — sub-national linkages
At present, all local governments in Latvia have adopted sustainable
development strategies. These are the most important territorial development
documents at the local government level. They describe problems and instruments
chosen by the local governments, and propose local level solutions for
economic, social and environmental issues addressed in the SDGs.
These local government sustainable development
strategies have a long-term perspective that is based on Latvia 2030 and the
Sustainable Development Strategy of the respective planning region. The
strategic section defines the local government’s long-term development vision
and main development priorities, while the section on strategic spatial
development defines and schematically represents the desired spatial structure
of the territory, development priorities and desired long-term changes.
the Development Planning System Law, planning regions ensure the
co-ordination of development planning documents at local and regional levels
and the compliance of development planning documents at the regional level with
higher planning documents in accordance with regulations determining the
development planning system.
The NSDS was elaborated taking into account goals
of the EUSDS as well as development trends at the national and global level.
The NSDS priorities are to a large extent aligned with those of the EUSDS.
National Development Plan 2014-2020, the medium-term planning document aimed at
implementing the NSDS, was prepared recognizing the need to integrate other EU
policies, in particular, the Cohesion policy and the Europe 2020 Strategy into
the planning process.
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