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 II, Monitoring and Governance, Tracking Progress
Policy Advisor and Country Support Hub Coordinator
Lead II, SDG Indicators and Data, Tracking Progress
Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Director, Tracking Progress
Policy Advisor, Tracking Progress
Policy Advisor, Tracking Progress
New "Fish Forward" Partnership Supports Sustainable, Eco-Certified Fishing in Manitoba
“Fish Forward” was launched at SMITH Restaurant today by provincial, national and international organizations who are working together to ensure that Manitoba lakes are sustainably fished, Manitoba fisheries are safeguarded for future generations, and Manitoba businesses are serving local fish that comes from increasingly sustainable sources.
New Initiative to Boost Natural Infrastructure for Communities across Canada’s Prairies to Launch Tomorrow
A new 5-year initiative to scale up natural infrastructure in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to ensure cleaner water and resilient communities launches tomorrow.
Moving Beyond GDP To Achieve The SDGs
World leaders increasingly believe it is time to move beyond gross domestic product (GDP) as the central measure of progress.
Moving Beyond GDP: A Stock-Flow Approach To Measuring Wellbeing For The G20
To achieve effective climate action, the G20 countries need to move urgently beyond GDP and use a comprehensive approach to assessing national progress.
Rethinking Wealth: The case for moving beyond GDP
For decades, GDP has been a defining indicator of the strength of countries’ economies. However, GDP only reflects the size of an economy; it does not account for factors that are central to well-being.
Is it just the heat, or does the concept of 'uneconomic growth' make a lot more sense now?
Something to ponder if you’re stuck in one of the many places so hot now that sitting in a darkened room is recommended, giving you more time alone with your thoughts: are we paying the price for a big mistake?
Voluntary Local Reviews of Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
A practical guide and resource list to help Canadian communities report on local progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Summary of the 2022 International Institute for Sustainable Development Canadian Prairie Water Retention Monitoring and Modelling Workshop
The 2022 Canadian Prairie Water Retention Monitoring and Modelling Workshop brought together water retention experts to share and identify next steps for advancing research.
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