The "Dashboard of Sustainability" allows to present complex indicator sets in a highly communicative format (see also The Manual).
Every kind of indicator set that is (roughly) organised as in the spreadsheet below can be translated into a "Dashboard":

MAIN_THEME

(titles correspond to IND_NO)

Nature

 

 

Econo-
my

 

 

Social issues

 

 

 

IND_NO

(four-letter code)

Na01

Na02

Na03

Ec01

Ec02

Ec03

So01

So02

So03

S04

IND_NAME

(full name)

CO2 Emissions

Water use

Material use

GDP

Growth

Inflation

Life Expec-
tancy

Educa-
tion

Extreme poverty

Unem-
ploy-
ment

IND_UNIT

(dollars, tonnes, …)

tons/cap

m3/cap

tons/cap

US$/cap

%/a

%/a

years

points

%

%

Austria

50

500

300

50000

2

2

70

95

2

9.5

Belgium

60

400

500

40800

3

3

69

90

2.5

8.8

Italy

40

300

400

44300

2

2

71

97

2

7.9

Zimbabwe

2

100

20

200

5

25

60

70

35

25

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Click here to download the Dashboard

The Dashboard Development Kit is included in the software - just press F4 to open the Excel template (or download it from here), which contains detailed cell-level comments (you may wish to download the separate mapkit if you need extra maps).

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methodology 

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