On the statistical aspects of sustainable development index in the Philippines

Angela dela Paz-Nalica, Erniel B. Barrios

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The PSR framework that identifies over 100 indicators ofsustainable development is used to screen and reduce the list to 18 core indicators. Principal component analysis was used in extracting 3 indices from 18 core indicators. The validity of the three indices in providing a sufficient assessment of the state of macro-level sustainability in the Philippines is verified using cointegration tests of the indices with the indicators from the long list supporting the PSR framework. Sustainability in the Philippines may be viewed in terms of Sustainable Economic Activities, Increased Income/Employment Opportunities and Forest Ecosystem Welfare, and Progress of Equity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalThe Philippine Statistician
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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