Sustainable Development Modeling


The modeling based on Metrics for measuring the Sustainable Development processes were proposed and copyrighted by ISC WDS World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development .

Proposed models takes into account three components: economic, environmental and social. And total quantitative assesement of sustainable development of territories in context of quality and safety of human life is provided throgh the Sustainable Development Index (SDI).

The sustainable development assessment and analysis methodology includes a sustainable development model that is an interdisciplinary integration of models known in natural, economic, and social sciences and the methodology of applying formal statistical methods and expert methods evaluation to analyze sustainable development processes. According to this methodology, we will characterize the sustainable development process by two main components: security and quality of human life.

Thus, the Sustainable Development Index means the quantitative measure of sustainable development, which takes into account security and quality of human life.

The Quality of Life Component is an integral value that simultaneously takes into account all three dimensions of sustainable development, and reflects the interconnection between three inseparable spheres of the society's development: economic, environmental, and social.

The Security of Life Component is an integral estimation that takes into account the overall impact of the set of threats on sustainable development of countries; the index of vulnerability of a country to the impact of the set of threats reflects the degree of that country's approximation simultaneously to all threats in the space determined by the Minkowski norm.

The general structure of model is presented below. More information about methodology can be found in the reports .

Sustainable Development Index

Peer Group Countries

Quality of Life Component

Security of Life Component