[enviro-vlc] \The Global City Indicators
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Date: 28 July 2010 7:12:28 AM PDT
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The Global City Indicators Program
Description PDF: [19p.] at: http://www.cityindicators.org/Deliverables/GCIF%20report_6-18-2010-1645566.pdf
“……….provides an established set of city indicators with a globally standardized methodology that allows for global comparability of city performance and knowledge sharing.
Cities are the cultural and economic centers of the world whose progress depends upon effective management and evidence-based policy making.
As cities continue to grow and become more complex, urban based data becomes increasingly important for effective management. Data provides support for sound policies, allowing for more transparent and accountable decision making.
The collection of city indicators has emerged as a core requirement for effective city management. While indicators to measure city performance are commonly used by many levels of government, academia and international agencies, they are not yet standardized, consistent, or comparable across cities and over time.
This lack of standardization limits the ability of cities to observe trends, share best practices and learn from each other. The World Bank, in recognition of this need, established the Global City Indicators Program to provide cities with a standardized system for data collection.
The Global City Indicators Program is designed to help cities monitor performance and quality of life by providing a framework to facilitate consistent and comparative collection of city indicators. The Program includes a set of indicators that are standardized, consistent, and comparable over time and across cities.
This standardization enhances the ability of cities to observe trends and to facilitate comparisons with other cities. The Program recognizes the urgent need for a single comprehensive system for measuring and monitoring city performance and urban quality of life that would:
● Enable elected officials, city managers, and the public to monitor the performance of cities over time;
● Facilitate comparisons across cities and over time; and
● Provide enhanced government accountability demanded by policy makers and the public
This website serves all cities that become members to measure and report on a core set of indicators through this web-based relational database.
To generate reports: http://www.cityindicators.org/Reports.aspx |
The Program is structured around 22 “themes” that measure a range of city services and quality of life factors.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Technology And Innovation
For a more complete list of GCIP indicators please refer to the document “GCIF Indicators” in the documents page.
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