The National Development Plan 2014–2020 (NDP2020) is hierarchically the highest national-level medium-term planning document. NDP2020 is closely related to the Sustainable Development Strategy of Latvia until 2030 and the National Reform Programme for the Implementation of the EU2020 Strategy. The goal of NDP2020 is to agree upon the most important medium-term priorities, areas of action, objectives and the indicators of their implementation.
One of the priority strategic objectives in the policy document is Advanced Research and Innovation and Higher Education. It sets a GERD target of 1.5% of GDP by 2020.