On the basis of the audit the implementation of urban and metropolitan policy has been in line with objectives, but measures have had side effects that are contrary to regional development objectives. These side effects could sharpen differences in the development of regions and urban areas and weaken citizens’ well-being. The audit examined the implementation, coordination and steering of urban and metropolitan policy and the achievement of related objectives. Metropolitan policy, i.e. policy regarding the Helsinki metropolitan area, was examined as part of regional development as a whole. This document contains a summary of the main results of the audit. The entire audit report is available only in Finnish.