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
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure
Junior Data Scientist, IISD-ELA
Project Manager, Tracking Progress
Senior Director, Tracking Progress
Project Officer, Tracking Progress
Is It Raining Plastic?
We need more research to understand how big a problem microplastics really are—and how we can fix them. That's where we come in.
Progressing National SDGs Implementation: An Independent Assessment of the Voluntary National Review Reports Submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018
The report recognizes emerging good practice and gives recommendations for how countries can both improve their implementation of the SDGs and use the HLPF as an opportunity for peer learning.
Progressing National SDGs Implementation: An Independent Assessment of the Voluntary National Review Reports Submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2019
The report reviews trends, gaps and best practices in the 47 Voluntary National Reviews countries submitted in 2019 to the United Nations to share their progress on the SDGs.
The State of Global Environmental Governance 2019
A global team of reporters points to the successes, shortcomings and overall trends in international environmental negotiations in 2019.
2019 Our City: A Peg Report on Winnipeg and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Peg report 2019 Our City is a window into how Winnipeg is progressing and where we need to focus more energy to move toward targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Power of Together: IISD Annual Report 2018-2019
Our 2018-2019 annual report The Power of Together showcases some of the ways we made an impact by bringing together unlikely suspects, sharing knowledge and experience between countries, and encouraging new ideas and unique approaches.
Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for Adapting to Climate Change Are Only As Good As They Are Usable
Monitoring and evaluation systems for climate change adaptation should make it easier for people and decision makers to learn what is working and what is not.
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