Assessing Sustainable Development: Toward a Portfolio of Indices?
- Yacouba Gnegne
This paper selects and discusses indices that seem to be more connected to the deﬁnition of development sustainability and/or allow taking into account issues of weak sustainability and strong sustainability systematically. I appreciate them mostly in terms of their ability to provide information on the fulﬁlment of human needs sustainably. I defend the idea that rather than being measured through a single index, the assessment of sustainable development requires a mix of indices. The main finding is that this portfolio must meet the triptych: current well-being, sustainability of well-being and environmental sustainability. In this regard, indices such as the HDI, the adjusted net saving and the ecological footprint may constitute such a mix or portfolio.
Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 3.25
h-index (2017): 33
i10-index (2017): 81
h5-Index (2017): 18
h5-Media (2017): 25
- Sherry SunEditorial Assistant