Measuring sustainable development must be made simple and affordable

The political talks towards new global goals are on. The Rio+20 congregation came up with the idea to agree on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that would set the stage for action under the post-2015 development agenda and supposedly define “The future we want” as stipulated in the Rio+20 outcome document. While indicator reports have made us more aware and better informed about development issues, it remains difficult to deduce what we mean by progress, and more importantly how we measure such progress. Here I argue for keeping it simple.This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.