Development of Environmental Indicators in Selected Asian and Pacific Countries

Publication | October 2000

This briefing note provides a brief overview of the work undertaken by ADB and other agencies, their approaches and methodologies, as well as the scope and coverage of work that needs to be taken up in the future.

Solutions to environmental problems will require a well-designed long-term strategy that meets the needs and suits the circumstances of the individual country. When formulating the strategy, the techno-economic parameters of the country need to be considered to ensure that growth is environmentally sustainable. A key step in this process is the development of appropriate environmental indicators focusing on major environmental concerns of the country.


  • Introduction
  • Uses of and Selected Criteria for Environmental Indicators
  • Historical Development of Environmental Indicators
  • Status of Collection of Environmental Statistics in DMCs
  • ADB Efforts
  • Limitations of and Weaknesses in Data Compilation
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Environment

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