Statistical issues in developing indicators of sustainable development
Abstract:This paper describes the background to the development of a new official set of national indicators of sustainable development—one of the first in the world to be published. The paper discusses the role of statisticians in helping to define sustainable development, and the problems of monitoring and reporting progress. The Minister of State for the Environment has announced his ambition of developing a very small set of headline indicators. This paper is intended to help to stimulate the debate over what they should be.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, London, UK
Publication date: 1998-01-01