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
Citizen-Generated Data: Data by people, for people
Citizen-generated data complement official data and provide a necessary context for decision-makers to address those left behind, suffering from data marginalization and the outright invisible in national statistics.
Sustainable Asset Valuation of Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure in South Africa
This report presents the results of a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) assessment for wastewater treatment infrastructure in South Africa
Country Diagnostic Report: Nigeria
This report provides an overview of the current economic, social, and climate (mitigation and adaptation) trends in Nigeria, as well as projections based on modelling.
Country Diagnostic Report: Ethiopia
This report provides an overview of the current economic, social, and climate (mitigation and adaptation) trends in Ethiopia, as well as projections based on modelling.
Country Diagnostic Report: Malawi
This report provides an overview of the current economic, social, and climate (mitigation and adaptation) trends in Malawi, as well as projections based on modelling.
What Is Alternative Data and How Can It Help Efforts to Leave No One Behind?
Official statistics and measures of poverty do not fully capture the causes of marginalization and how they intersect and interact. The 2030 Agenda is catalyzing a shift in how the world thinks about data and the use of "non-official data sources" to better reflect the needs of the most marginalized.
Disparities in COVID Impacts Underline the Importance of Racialized Data to Understand and Address Systemic Racism
Racialized data on risk exposure and health impacts can help understand inequities in COVID-19 impact and support preventive policy decisions, but collection to date is haphazard.
Not Just Who, But Where: The need for geospatial data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
To advance the 2030 Agenda, the availability of geospatial data allows us to know where marginalized people are located and make the evidence-based decisions required to make sure they are no longer left behind.
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