Measurement, Assessment, and Modelling
Good decisions are grounded in trustworthy, robust data—both to totally understand where we are and to project where we will be tomorrow. Data tools and analyses can help people set targets, monitor and report on progress, and consider possible futures.
Effective sustainable development strategies especially require robust monitoring and assessment planning given the complex environmental, economic, and social systems involved. IISD works to develop, enhance, and apply measurement and assessment tools and processes to help people—from grassroots volunteer groups to national governments—navigate the path toward sustainable development.
Tracking Progress sites
Customizable data dashboards share key indicators of community well-being as charts, maps and graphs, allowing communities to easily track and visualize progress.
Explore the data dashboard IISD built with United Way Winnipeg for our home office city.
The Comprehensive Wealth project encourages governments and citizens to move “beyond GDP” as the fundamental measure of societal progress.
Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) combines robust science, systems thinking and financial valuation to help policy-makers and investors make informed decisions on financing sustainable infrastructure.
Lead, Monitoring and Governance, Tracking Progress
Policy Advisor – Data and Technology
Lead, SDG Indicators and Data, Tracking Progress
Policy Advisor, Tracking Progress
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Managing Fishing Capacity in the Context of World Trade Organization Disciplines on Fisheries Subsidies
This brief provides general background on defining and measuring fishing capacity in the context of WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies
Progressing National SDGs Implementation
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how well are countries implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and reporting progress?
Antidepressants: What happens when they end up in our fresh water?
We explore what toll anti-depressants may take on the environment, and what we are doing to learn more.
Watching the Water: The case for real-time freshwater monitoring
With a little help from some real-life case studies, Madeline Stanley makes the case for real-time freshwater monitoring.
State of Global Environmental Governance 2020
Our reporting team explores how the pandemic impacted global negotiations on climate action, biodiversity restoration, and other environmental crises.
Merging the Poverty and Environment Agendas
Climate change, conflict, and COVID-19 are forcing a reassessment of how we eradicate poverty while addressing a planetary emergency.
Canada Should Curb Plastic Pollution
Canada’s green recovery should include incentives for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers to develop sustainable solutions to reduce and prevent plastic pollution in fresh water.
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Sustainable Development Goals
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