Project Profile

Project Title Environmental/social performance indicators (ESPIs) and sustainability markers in minerals development: reporting progress towards improved health and human well-being
Project Code 1997WR52
Project Status Completed
End Date June 1999
Sponsor(s) International Development Research Centre
Division Sustainable Habitat

The objective of this project, was to describe, develop, and test new and improved tools and methods for research on ecosystem approaches to human health and wellbeing. It was a collaborative project with the University of Bath, UK, and the University of Antioch, Colombia. In the Phase I, a conceptual framework of performance indicators and sustainability markers was developed. This framework can be used by different user groups to systematically evaluate and communicate the performance of mining projects with regard to improving the well-being of mining related communities over time.