§ Feeding the local media: it can provide the ordinary and specialized citizen with accurate information about the development of his city or region, the expected effects in the long run, and the measures that can be taken in this regard.
§ Drawing development policies and strategies: they provide the decision maker in a comprehensive and integrated manner, about the reality of the current situation in the city or region, enabling him to define goals and priorities, and formulate, implement, and follow up development policies and strategies.
§ Educating young people: It can be used as tools to teach young people about sustainable development, and guide them to the roles that they can play in this system.
§ Develop the performance of municipal councils: indicators serve decision-makers at all levels, and enable them to use them as reference points to assess the extent of success in development plans, and to modify or change them with alternative plans if necessary, in order to reach more prosperous and sustainable societies.
§ Eliminating the manifestations of sectoral isolation: Where the values of the produced indicators direct several sectors towards working in partnership, in light of the unity of the goal, and this is one of the most important features of mitigating the negative effects associated with excessive centralization.
Population: The population usually deals with indicators through the media, as they see them as a measure of the progress of society and the extent of success in achieving government policies.
Government: Indicators represent an indispensable tool for governments and their bodies in setting national urban development goals and developing strategic policies, and in measuring progress in achieving those goals.
Cities management: Indicators are used by those in charge of managing cities and local authorities in setting priorities for the needs and required actions in line with urban goals or strategic plans.
Private sector: For investment purposes, the private sector needs updated information on the economic conditions in cities, the performance of governments, the difference between supply and demand, and the consumption requirements of citizens.
Civil society institutions: through these indicators, civil society institutions can monitor government performance and ensure that policies achieve their goals and reach the target groups.
International and foreign aid agencies: International and foreign aid agencies use indicators as a key tool in measuring the success of programs and projects, in measuring the performance of implementing agencies, and in assessing the importance of the impact of new initiatives.