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Selection Criteria for Sustainable Development Indicators

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  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan

    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • B. Sudhakara Reddy

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The selection of optimum number of indicators is the key to any Sustainable Development Indicator (SDI) research. Indicators, too less in number may be inadequate to convey the message and; too many may dilute the purpose. To arrive at a limited number of indicators from a larger set of potential ones, a set of criteria is applied. In the past SDI-initiatives, emphasis was not laid on structuring criteria; these were invariably considered in a linear way. This paper proposes a framework to organize criteria in a tree fashion at successive levels. For each level, the weights of a criterion relative to others are determined by following Analytical Hierarchy Process where experts opinions are considered. For aggregation of scores, displaced ideal method is proposed over linear additive model.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Governance Working Papers with number 23018.

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Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Handle: RePEc:eab:govern:23018

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Keywords: What-How-Whom (WHW) framework; Value tree; Analytical Hierarchy Process; Displaced ideal;

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  1. Le Hai & Pham Hai & Pham Ha & Nguyen Ha & Ly Dai & Pham Hoa & Nguyen Huan & Lai Cam, 2014. "A System of Sustainability Indicators for the Province of Thai Binh, Vietnam," Social Indicators Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 116(3), pages 661-679, May.
  2. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & B. Sudhakara Reddy, 2011. "Urban transport sustainability indicators: Application of Multi-View Black-Box (MVBB) framework," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2011-022, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.

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