Changing the development path requires analytical evidence that resonates both with environmental and non-environmental communities. To generate such evidence, governments may need to revisit the set of indicators that they currently use. Although EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) have a long history of collecting statistical data, the collected data are often patchy, insufficient in terms of quality and poorly used in decision-making.
The recent OECD report “Towards green growth: Monitoring progress - OECD indicators” proposes a preliminary set of twenty-five indicators on the basis of existing work in international organisations, and in OECD and partner countries. The proposed set is neither exhaustive nor final, and has been kept flexible enough so that countries can adapt it to different national contexts. It includes four groups of indicators: environmental and resource productivity, the management of natural assets, environmental quality of life, and economic opportunities arising from environmental policies. Contextual information on the country’s socio-economic conditions is needed to interpret these indicators.
|DID YOU KNOW: … that the OECD set of Green Growth Indicators was already applied in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Korea, and pilot tested in Kyrgyz Republic and six Latin American countries?|