The use of indicators in planning: Effectiveness and risks

  • Perdicoúlis A
  • Glasson J
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Abstract Indicators are often used to facilitate planning or governance functions such as policy and decision-making. However, simplifications associated with the creation and use of indicators are capable of undermining the proper conduct of particular tasks. This article analyses the use of indicators in key planning tasks in relation to potential effectiveness and risks, and reflects on the use and creation of indicators.

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