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Grassroots Indicators for Sustainable Development.

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Hambly, Helen
Journal: IDRC Reports
Volume: 23
Date: 1995
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/6016
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Subject(s): sustainability
environmental change
indigenous knowledge
socio-economic systems
social-ecological systems
human-environment interaction
Abstract: "All over the world examples... can be found of local people using 'grassroots indicators'; measures or signals of environmental quality and change formulated by individuals, households, and communities, and derived from their local systems of observation, practice, and indigenous knowledge. Since the 'environmental' is defined here in its wildest sense to cross economic, social, cultural, and ecological boundaries, grassroots indicators may be better gauges of well-being than traditional development indicators that are confined to sectors such as health, education or the economy."

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