Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and User Guide

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February 21, 2024 - 11:53am

Critical Commentary

A resource we used a lot during our indicator project. You can acess it via the download link on the landing page.


This Handbook aims to provide a guide to the construction and use of composite indicators, for policy-makers, academics, the media and other interested parties. While there are several types of composite indicators, this Handbook is concerned with those which compare and rank country performance in areas such as industrial competitiveness, sustainable development, globalization and innovation. The Handbook aims to contribute to a better understanding of the complexity of composite indicators and to an improvement in the techniques currently used to build them. In particular, it contains a set of technical guidelines that can help constructors of composite indicators to improve the quality of their outputs."

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Anonymous, "Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and User Guide", contributed by , STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 February 2024, accessed 22 July 2024. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/handbook-constructing-composite-indicators-methodology-and-user-guide