Measuring Development : policies and incidators
Heikkinen, Risto (2011)
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We as human beings have many layered relations, not only to each other but to the planet we inhabit. It provides everything we need to support our life systems. This is easy to conclude, since it is clear that scientific interpretations of our existence, as well as expressions from spirituality to arts are all eventually drawn from relationships between us, the environment, and its laws within. Being the environmental foundation for the external existence of the human race, natural resources are also the foundation of our economic systems and activity. Therefore it is reasonable to question our measurements of development, especially the way does growth in it affect positively towards majority of humans and environment we live in? What is the way we truly want to develop? And what are the methods and measurements that help us to get there? These questions are approached from the perspective of a descriptive and normative comparison study and as a result, answer providing for the relationship of positive development and measurement methods, as well as an example for more constructive commercial practices are offered via core values operating via these measurement indexes.