Definitions: Turkish Statistical Institute has carried out its studies on sustainable development indicators in respect of European Union Statistical Offices (Eurostat)‘s sustainable development indicators set since 2007. Sustainable Development Indicators is the tools that are used for monitoring the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. European Union Sustainable Development Strategy, aimed at improving the quality of life of current and future generations to determine a set of targets. Sustainable communities effectively manage resources and benefit from the economy’s potential, social and eco-innovation; the welfare, environmental protection and social solidarity must be implemented.Since the evaluation of progress in achieving common goals is an integral part of sustainable development strategy, the EU Commission, develops and manufactures indicators for Sustainable Development.
Classification: Varies according to the indicator.
International and regional guidelines: On the compilation of sustainable development indicators, The EU Statistical Office (Eurostat) sustainable development indicators are taken into account.
This study consist of 132 sustainable development indicators defined by Eurostat. The themes are;
1- Socioeconomic Development
2- Sustainable Consumption and Production
3- Social Inclusion
4- Demographic Changes
5- Public Health
6- Climate Change and Energy
7- Sustainable Transport
8- Natural Resources
9- Global Partnership
10- Good GovernanceGeographical coverage: Turkey
Unrecorded activity: A number of incalculable indicators in line with the Eurostat SDI definitions.
Sources: Indicators in general are calculated by relevant units of TurkStat and the rest are collected from other organizations which are;
Type of data collected: The data is collected from related units,Institutions or Organizations.