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Integrating data for sustainable development: introducing the distribution of resources framework.

Authors
  • Heycox, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Novartis Foundation symposium
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
220
Identifiers
PMID: 10231832
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A complex, information-rich world requires frameworks that organize data to reveal succinct views and interrelationships. The goal of sustainable development requires a particularly large range of data covering many disciplines--economic, environmental, social and institutional. This paper introduces the Distribution of Resources (DOR) framework. DOR explicitly quantifies the changes in our natural and produced resources and traces the use of resources through production and consumption efficiency to distribution as welfare. The DOR framework accommodates many of the recognized concepts and principles of sustainable development resulting in a comprehensive policy-focused framework with a more extensive range of desirable features than other frameworks developed to date.

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