Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
Опубликовано на портале: 03-10-2003John Custanset, Hillary Hillier Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 1998. Vol. 161. No. 3. P. 281-290.
This paper describes the background to the development of a new offical set of national indicators of sustainable development--one of the first in the world to be published. The paper discusses the role of statisticians in helping to define sustainable development, and the problems of monitoring and reporting progress. The Minister of State for the Environment has announced his ambition of developing a very small set of headline indicators. This paper is intended to help to stimulate the debate over what they should be.