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Overview of Sustainable Development Indicators used by National and International Agencies


  • Julie L. Hass
  • Frode Brunvoll
  • Henning Hoie


This paper presents a general overview of recent work on sustainable development indicators in OECD countries. It provides an overview of on-going work for developing “agreed” indicators that measure progress across the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental). The paper then takes a more specific look at the approaches to sustainable development indicators adopted by different countries and highlights the challenges of having one set of standard international indicators across the various countries ... Ce document présente un panorama général des récents travaux effectués sur le développement durable dans les pays de l’OCDE. Il fournit l’état des lieux du développement des indicateurs définis en commun par les pays, indicateurs qui mesurent le progrés à travers les trois dimensions du développement durable (économique, sociale et environnementale). Ce document s’attache ensuite plus spécifiquement aux approches des indicateurs du développement durable adoptés par différents pays et met en avant les défis de la standardisation des indicateurs internationaux à travers les différents pays ...

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  • Julie L. Hass & Frode Brunvoll & Henning Hoie, 2002. "Overview of Sustainable Development Indicators used by National and International Agencies," OECD Statistics Working Papers 2002/2, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stdaaa:2002/2-en

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    1. Alfsen, Knut H. & Greaker, Mads, 2007. "From natural resources and environmental accounting to construction of indicators for sustainable development," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(4), pages 600-610, March.
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    3. Pedro Coelho & André Mascarenhas & Paula Vaz & Anabela Dores & Tomás B. Ramos, 2010. "A framework for regional sustainability assessment: developing indicators for a Portuguese region," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 211-219.

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