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Application of AHP for the Weighting of Sustainable Development Indicators at the Subnational Level

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Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de Medellin, Medellin 050026, Colombia
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Faculty of Administration, Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, Medellín 050022, Colombia
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Academic Editor: Aleksander Panasiuk
Economies 2021, 9(4), 169; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies9040169
Received: 9 September 2021 / Revised: 7 October 2021 / Accepted: 10 October 2021 / Published: 4 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Economics and Sustainable Growth)
This article presents an indicator weighting method for constructing composite indices to assess sustainable development at the subnational level. The study uses an analytic hierarchy process (AHP), which is considered relevant, since it establishes links between the indicators that make up the different sustainable development goals (SDG). For this purpose, 28 indicators defined by experts constitute the base to evaluate the progress towards sustainable development of the Aburrá Valley region, located in Antioquia, Colombia. The results show that health, employment, and education indicators obtained higher weights, while environmental indicators received the most reduced weights. Likewise, the model proves to be consistent using a consistency ratio, which generates the possibility of replicating this model at different subnational levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: indicator weighting; analytic hierarchy process; inter-thematic frameworks; sustainable development goals; AHP; SDGs indicator weighting; analytic hierarchy process; inter-thematic frameworks; sustainable development goals; AHP; SDGs
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Londoño-Pineda, A.; Cano, J.A.; Gómez-Montoya, R. Application of AHP for the Weighting of Sustainable Development Indicators at the Subnational Level. Economies 2021, 9, 169. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies9040169

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Londoño-Pineda A, Cano JA, Gómez-Montoya R. Application of AHP for the Weighting of Sustainable Development Indicators at the Subnational Level. Economies. 2021; 9(4):169. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies9040169

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Londoño-Pineda, Abraham, Jose A. Cano, and Rodrigo Gómez-Montoya. 2021. "Application of AHP for the Weighting of Sustainable Development Indicators at the Subnational Level" Economies 9, no. 4: 169. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies9040169

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