Degree of Urbanisation (DEGURBA)

Different countries use different criteria to define urban and rural areas, which in turn, reflect their various perspectives as to what constitutes urban and rural areas. Whilst it is advisable for countries to have their own national definitions, which can be implemented in their statistical systems as well as to disaggregate indicators by urban and rural areas for development of national policies; there is need for a definition that is both nationally relevant and internationally comparable. Read More