The APPS’ methodological framework is used for assessing current well-being and future sustainability. The green arrows highlight the common steps to both purposes:

  • selection of SDG indicators;
  • data collection from international databases;
  • computation of indicator values;
  • identification of threshold levels to normalize indicators to a common metrics;
  • aggregation procedure to provide synthetic indices.

Three further elements specific to the evaluation of future sustainability (red arrows) are:

  • development of a macro-economic framework which makes it possible to generate indicator values for the 2016-2030 period;
  • construction of different reference scenarios to evaluate the compliance of the performance of SDG Indicators in 2030 with targets;
  • design and model implementation of corrective policies for assessing efforts required to close the gaps and benefits in meeting the targets.