Indicators of Sustainable Development

Guidelines and Methodologies

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This publication presents the third set of Indicators of Sustainable Development and provides suggestions on how to adapt them to national conditions and priorities. It benefits from the active participation of and excellent collaboration with, a wide range of governments, international organizations, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and individual experts. This edition aims to further the momentum at the national and international level to develop and apply sustainable development indicators and to help the understanding of the various dimensions of sustainable development and their complex interactions and the facilitation of policy decisions for achieving sustainable development goals.



CSD indicators of sustainable development

Chapter 40 of Agenda 21, the action plan adopted in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, calls on countries, as well as international, governmental and non-governmental organizations, to develop indicators of sustainable development that can provide a solid basis for decision-making at all levels. Agenda 21 also calls for the harmonization of efforts to develop such indicators.


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