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Sustainable Society Index

Project ID: 543
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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 08/01/13
Project LocationThe Netherlands
Lead OrganizationSustainable Society Foundation
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
National, Multi-National Region, Global

Issue Areas:
Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Population, Poverty, Social


Project Description

The Sustainable Society Index (SSI) was first created in 2006 and is updated every 2 years. The index shows at a glance the level of sustainability on a scale of 1 to 10 of no less than 151 countries, covering over 99% of the world's population. It is still the only index that integrates human wellbeing, environmental wellbeing and economic wellbeing which covers a large number of countries and is regularly updated. The latest update is the SSI 2012 (see www.ssfindex.com) and shows not only the aggregated total score of the SSI but also the scores for the 21 indicators that make up the index. In 2012 the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) has audited the SSI and concluded that the framework is conceptually coherent and meets the statistical requirements set by JRC.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
21 indicators cover the 3 dimensions of sustainability: human wellbeing, environmental wellbeing and economic wellbeing.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Arthur Manuel
Sustainable Society Foundation
De Wulp 16
2935VC Ouderkerk a/d IJssel,
The Netherlands

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