State type

National Urban Policy

  • The General Strategy for Land Use Planning articulates sustainable development policies and actions, reorienting territorial development. It identifies the potentialities, constraints and problems of the territory with an emphasis on the municipal level and with the objective of creating a national territorial planning system.

    Nicaragua's National Plan to Fight Poverty and Promote Human Development 2022-2026 contains policies, strategies and actions focused on resilient and sustainable cities and neighborhoods. In coordination with local governments, the design of Land Management and local Urban Development Plans is proposed.


    National urban policy type:
    Partial - Territorial Plan
    Policy temporality:
  • Nicaragua is a unitary presidential republic, composed of autonomous regions, departments and municipalities.  The constitution recognizes municipal political, administrative and financial autonomy. Within municipal revenues, subsidies and transfers have increased in recent years, especially for small municipalities, as opposed to local revenues, which have decreased with respect to the total percentage of municipal revenues. Among the most important tax revenues are the sales tax on goods or services, the registration or license tax and the property tax.      

    The departments correspond only to an administrative division of the territory; the regions are in charge of providing the main basic services and their autonomous statute empowers them to create regional taxes together with the central government.