El PCDI evaluates the performance of 133 countries through an in-depth examination of 20 public policies
specified through 49 variables grouped together under five components: social, environmental, economic, global and production. Of the 49 variables
, 18 detract from sustainable development (i.e. school drop-outs, military spending and ecological footprints), while the remaining 31 promote it (i.e. inequality reduction, public spending on social protection, and the ratification of treaties on universal justice).
BUILDING THE INDEX
COMPONENTS AND POLICIES
VARIABLES ORIGINAL SOURCES