Sustainable Development Appraisal (SDA): A methodological tool for the participatory assessment of sustainability from local to regional planning levels

Hurni, Hans (1998). Sustainable Development Appraisal (SDA): A methodological tool for the participatory assessment of sustainability from local to regional planning levels. In: Sustainable development of dryland areas of East Africa (pp. 21-32). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: European Commission

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The term 'sustainable development' is receiving increasing attention in development co-operation and at the global level. However, practical tools which can help local users and multi-disciplinary teams to work together and apply this general concept at the local to regional levels have' emerged only very recently. This paper describes a tool called 'Sustainable Development Appraisal' (SDA), which is based on the principles of sustainable development, and can be applied by small interdisciplinary teams using a transdisciplinary approach, i.e. in participation with local land users and other stakeholders at various levels of intervention. The SDA has been applied in different parts of the globe. It is receiving considerable attention, and may fulfil most requirements contained in the concept of sustainable development, and yet be practically applicable and useful in the local to regional context. Examples from Eritrea and Ethiopia are used in this paper 'to illustrate the practicability of SDA for development planning and implementation.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Hurni, Hans

Publisher:

European Commission

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

02 Mar 2016 09:50

Last Modified:

02 Mar 2016 09:50

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77581

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77581

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