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The usefulness of aggregate indicators in policy making and evaluation: a discussion with application to eco-efficiency indicators in New Zealand

Jollands, Nigel


Aggregate indices can assist decision-making by summarising a complex array of information. However, little research has been conducted on aggregate environmental indicators. The purpose of this paper is to address the debate surrounding aggregate environmental indices. In doing so, the paper highlights the strengths and weaknesses of aggregate indices for use in decision-making. We conclude that aggregate indices do have a role in assisting decision makers, as long as they are not used in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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