Measuring Progress Indicators of ecological, economic, and social well-being Stephen Posner June 2, 2010. Backwards design. Vision of a sustainable, happy, desirable future state Indicators to tell progress toward or away from shared goal Actions designed to bring about desirable state.
Vision of a sustainable, happy, desirable future state
Indicators to tell progress toward or away from shared goal
Actions designed to bring about desirable state
Conditions of environments, economies, communities, livelihoods
Progress toward or away from improved conditions
Information that is relevant, timely, and actionable
Source: Talberth, J. (2008). A new bottom line for progress. In State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy. Worldwatch Institute: Washington, DC.
Source: Van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. (2009). The GDP Paradox. Journal of Economic Psychology 30(2): 117-135.
The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)
Source: Talberth, J., Cobb, C., Slattery, N. (2006). The Genuine Progress Indicator 2006: A tool for sustainable development. Redefining Progress: Oakland, CA.
Available at www.green.maryland.gov/mdgpi
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