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dc.creatorLondoño Pineda A.
dc.creatorGabriel Cruz Cerón J.
dc.descriptionThis article comparatively evaluates sustainable development levels in the nine sub-regions of the department of Antioquia (Colombia), using composite indices. Given the complexity and the diversity of sustainable development aspects, a multi-criteria evaluation framework was developed and organized at different stages. These stages included defining a conceptual framework; choosing relevant indicators for evaluation; completing a multivariate analysis to reduce indicators; standardizing data; weighting indicators through the process of analytical hierarchy, and finally, aggregating the indicators. The results indicate that the Aburra Valley and East sub-regions are at the stable sustainable development level (medium-high); the West, North, Southwest, Middle Magdalena, Northeast, and Uraba sub-regions are at the unstable sustainable development level (medium-medium); and Low Cauca is at the unstable level (medium-low), which gives the true picture of the disparity between the sub-regions. The disaggregated results allowed us to identify public investment priorities for each of the sub-regions studied. Thus, the use of composite indices is presented as a high-level technical tool that supports governmental decision-making at a subnational level. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.sourceEnvironmental Development
dc.subjectAntioquia sub-regionsspa
dc.subjectComposite indicesspa
dc.subjectMulti-criteria methodspa
dc.subjectSustainable developmentspa
dc.titleEvaluation of sustainable development in the sub-regions of Antioquia (Colombia) using multi-criteria composite indices: A tool for prioritizing public investment at the subnational level
dc.publisher.programNegocios Internacionalesspa
dc.publisher.facultyFacultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativasspa
dc.affiliationLondoño Pineda, A., Coordinator of the International Relations and Business Group School as Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de Medellín, Colombia, Medellín, Colombia
dc.affiliationGabriel Cruz Cerón, J., Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, Manizales, Colombia
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