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Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2007, 109 p.ISBN 92-9223-121-9 (Print version)ISBN 92-9223-122-7 (Electronic version)

The Asia-Pacific Guidelines for the Development of National ESD Indicators is the product of an international collaborative effort generously funded by the Japanese Funds-In-Trust and lead by UNESCO Bangkok and Macquarie University with assistance from the IUCN CEC to learn about and advance knowledge on the processes for developing national ESD indicators, data collection and reporting mechanisms. The document provides a foundation to assist UNESCO Member States in the Asia-Pacific with the development of their national ESD monitoring systems to assess progress during the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.


  • Introduction
  • What is Education for Sustainable Development
  • United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)
  • Asia-Pacific Goals and Priorities for the DESD
  • UNESCO National Commissions and UNESCO Offices: Role in Monitoring and Assessment during the DESD
  • What is an Indicator?
  • Using National ESD Indicators to Assess Progress During the DESD
  • The ESD Indicator Development Process
  • Colleting New adn Existing Data for ESD Indicators
  • National and Regional Reporting of ESD


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