An exercise in composite indicators construction: Assessing the sustainability of Italian regions
This paper presents a piece of research aimed at evaluating the relative sustainability of the Italian Regions. After selecting a core set of indicators, for which we referred to the EU Sustainable Development Strategy, we built a composite index and checked for its robustness. As a result we got 'many numbers', that is, a range of possible rankings for Italian Regions.
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