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									Indicators of Sustainable
      Development

        Birgitte Alvarez-Rivero


  Division for Sustainable Development
    UN Department of Economic and
            Social Affairs
                  Mandate

The CSD 3rd Session (1995) approves a Programme
  of Work on Indicators of Sustainable
  Development

Main Objective:
  A core list of indicators of sustainable
  development accessible to decision-makers at
  the national level by the year 2001. Achieved by
  defining them, elucidating their methodologies
  and providing training and other capacity-
  building activities, as relevant.
            WSSD & CSD11

JPOI par. 130 & CSD11 par.13:
  Encourage further work on indicators for
  sustainable development by countries at the
  national level, including integration of gender
  aspects, on a voluntary basis, in line with national
  conditions and priorities
  …Reporting to the CSD guided by….effective use
  of indicators….. (CSD11 par. 14d)
  Contributing Organizations

 DESA • DHA • UNFCCC •      Other Organizations:
    UNICEF • UNCTAC •      EUROSTAT • OECD •
 UNDP • UNSO • UNEP •         CIAT • IUCN • IISD •
    SBC • UNU • ECA •        IIASA • RIVM • NEF •
ECLAC • ESCAP • ESCWA       SCOPE • WRI • WWF
 • ECE • HABITAT • ILO •        • The Wuppertal
 FAO • UNESCO • WHO •               Institute
   ITU • WMO • UNIDO •
    World Bank • IAEA
            Contributing Countries


Ghana, Kenya, Morocco,
                                          China, Japan, Maldives,
South Africa and Tunisia
                                         Pakistan and the Philippines




                                     Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic,
 Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada      Finland, Germany, France,
Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Venezuela   The United Kingdom, Switzerland
Indicators of Sustainable
      Development
CSD Indicators of Sustainable Development
      Guidelines and Methodologies


  Core set of 58 indicators with flexible
  adaptation at the national level
  Description of themes and sub-themes
  Methodology sheet for each indicator by
  lead agency
  Guidelines for national implementation
                  Framework

Dimension       Theme   Sub-Theme   Indicators



Social



Environmental



Economic



Institutional
              Guidelines

National Coordinating Mechanism & Focal Point
Gap analysis including a baseline assessment
and priority selection through a consultative
process
Assessment of capacity-building needs
Action Plan
Dissemination strategy
Periodic evaluation and re-assessment
            Challenges
Lack of data and development capacity
International harmonization efforts
Further indicator development in “less
advanced”substantive areas
Training in integrated information
management
                DSD focus
DSD responding to challenges by:

  Support for regional indicator networks
  Sustainable Development Information
  Management for SIDS in the Caribbean Region
  Country projects
  Disaster reduction indicators in the context of
  sustainable development with ISDR & UNDP
            Training Activity
In preparation:
  Sub-regional training programme in the
  development and implementation of national
  strategies for sustainable development (NSDS),
  monitoring and evaluation

Project components:
1)NSDS preparation, 2) information management
  and, 3) national level indicator design
Millennium Development Goals
Adopted by the UN General Assembly
in 2000
Commitment to a set of values and
principles
8 Millennium Development Goals
Indicators associated with goals to be
reported on by member states
              Summary
Progress has been made since Rio, but
  challenges remain:
  Lack of data
  Harmonization
  Areas less advanced
  Training and capacity-building
CSD Indicators Website

								
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