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Title: Sustainability Indicators of Iran's Developmental Plans: Application of the Sustainability Compass Theory.
Authors: Naderi Mahdei, K.
Pouya, M.
Taheri, F.
Azadi, Hossein
Van Passel, Steven
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Sustainability, 7 (11), p. 14647-14660
Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to analyze Iran’s developmental plans in order to examine and compare their direction and conformity with the sustainable development theory via the compass of sustainability. The approach involves a content analysis used in line with qualitative research methodologies. The results indicated that, in the first developmental plans, there was no direct reference to sustainable development. In the second to fifth plans, the main focus was on the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of development; which were common elements seen in the policies of all the plans. An analysis of the fourth plan revealed that expressions related to sustainable development appeared more frequently, indicating a stronger emphasis on sustainable development by decision-makers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20802
DOI: 10.3390/su71114647
ISI #: 000369088600013
ISSN: 2071-1050
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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