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Methodological Considerations on Regional Sustainability Assessment Based on Multicriteria and Sensitivity Analysis

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  • Giuseppe Munda
  • Michaela Saisana

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Munda G. and Saisana M. Methodological considerations on regional sustainability assessment based on multicriteria and sensitivity analysis, Regional Studies. This paper proposes the use of a non-compensatory multicriteria approach combined with sensitivity analysis for constructing composite indicators of sustainability. An illustrative example on Spanish and selected Mediterranean regions is used. The sensitivity analysis shows that excluding an indicator from a twenty-nine-indicator data set (which represents, in principle, a small structural change) has a much lower impact on the regional ranking if that is based on a non-compensatory multicriteria approach than on the classical linear aggregation, for example the weighted arithmetic average. An alternative approach that employs endogenous weighting (region-specific weights) and is based on data envelopment analysis is discussed. [image omitted] Munda G. et Saisana M. Des considerations methodologiques basees sur une analyse a criteres multiples et de sensibilite quant a l'evaluation de la notion de la region durable, Regional Studies. Cet article propose l'emploi d'une facon a criteres multiples non-compensatoire conjointement avec une analyse de sensibilite afin de construire des indicateurs composites de la notion de durabilite. A titre d'illustration, on se sert des regions espagnoles et de certaines regions mediterraneennes. L'analyse de sensibilite laisse voir que ne pas retenir un indicateur dans un ensemble de donnees de vingt-neuf indicateurs (ce qui represente, en principe, une modification structurelle negligeable) a un impact nettement plus faible sur le rang regional si celui-ci est base sur une facon a criteres multiples non-compensatoire que sur une agregation classique lineaire, par exemple la moyenne arithmetique ponderee. Une autre facon qui emploie une ponderation endogene (des ponderations specifiques a une region) et basee sur une analyse de l'enveloppement des donnees. Durabilite regionale Indicateurs composites Evaluation a criteres multiples Analyse de sensibilite Munda G. und Saisana M. Methodologische Aspekte bei der Bewertung der regionalen Nachhaltigkeit mit Hilfe einer multikriteriellen und Empfindlichkeitsanalyse, Regional Studies. In diesem Beitrag wird fur die Entwicklung von kombinierten Nachhaltigkeitsindikatoren ein nicht kompensatorischer multikriterieller Ansatz in Kombination mit einer Empfindlichkeitsanalyse vorgeschlagen. Als Beispiel zur Verdeutlichung dienen spanische und ausgewahlte Mittelmeerregionen. Wie aus der Empfindlichkeitsanalyse hervorgeht, wirkt sich der Ausschluss eines Indikators aus einem Datensatz mit 29 Indikatoren (was im Prinzip einer geringfugigen strukturellen Veranderung gleichkommt) weitaus weniger stark auf den regionalen Rang aus, wenn die Rangordnung statt auf der klassischen linearen Aggregation (z.�B. dem gewichteten arithmetischen Durchschnitt) auf einem nicht kompensatorischen multikriteriellen Ansatz aufbaut. Es wird ein alternativer Ansatz erortert, bei dem eine endogene Gewichtung (mit regionalspezifischen Gewichten) zum Einsatz kommt und der auf einer Dateneinhullanalyse basiert. Regionale Nachhaltigkeit Kombinierte Indikatoren Multikriterielle Bewertung Empfindlichkeitsanalyse Munda G. y Saisana M. Consideraciones metodologicas sobre la valoracion de la sostenibilidad regional basada en diferentes criterios y un analisis de sensibilidad, Regional Studies. En este articulo proponemos el uso de un planteamiento de varios criterios no compensatorios que combinamos con un analisis de sensibilidad para construir indicadores compuestos de sostenibilidad. Utilizamos un ejemplo ilustrativo con regiones espanolas y regiones mediterraneas seleccionadas. El analisis de sensibilidad muestra que si excluimos un indicador de un grupo de datos formado por veintinueve indicadores (lo que, en principio, representa un pequeno cambio estructural) tiene un impacto mucho menor en la clasificacion regional si esta se basa en un planteamiento de varios criterios no compensatorios en vez de la agregacion lineal clasica (por ejemplo el promedio aritmetico ponderado). Aqui analizamos un enfoque alternativo que emplea la ponderacion endogena (ponderaciones especificas a las regiones) y esta basado en un analisis envolvente de datos. Sostenibilidad regional Indicadores compuestos Evaluacion de muchos criterios Analisis de sensibilidad

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 261-276

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:2:p:261-276

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Keywords: Regional sustainability; Composite indicators; Multicriteria evaluation; Sensitivity analysis;

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  1. Emanuele Felice, 2012. "Neither dashboard nor 'mashup' indices: an empirical wealth approach as a pathway to a comprehensive measure of development," UHE Working papers 2012_01, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i Història Econòmica, Unitat d'Història Econòmica.
  2. Barnes, Andrew P., 2012. "A method for constructing an index of sustainable intensification within the developed country context," Working Papers 131466, Scotland's Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College), Land Economy & Environment Research Group.
  3. Floridi, Matteo & Pagni, Simone & Falorni, Simone & Luzzati, Tommaso, 2011. "An exercise in composite indicators construction: Assessing the sustainability of Italian regions," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(8), pages 1440-1447, June.
  4. Barnes, Andrew P., 2012. "A method for constructing an index of sustainable intensification within the developed country context," Working Papers 131466, Scottish Agricultural College, Land Economy Research Group.

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