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Indicators and Monitoring


A set of 59 indicators linked to the three pillars of sustainable development was outlined in the 1999 NSDS. In 2002, a set of 27 indicators was presented in the indicator report ‘Indicateurs de Développement Durable pour le Luxembourg’, specifying 9 indicators for each of the three pillars, respectively. An updated report, ‘Indicateurs mis à jour en 2006’, was published in 2006.

For the new National SD Plan, a new set of indicators is being developed (in cooperation with Eurostat)

The full list(s) of indicators as identified by a study commissioned by Eurostat can be downloaded here:

•    ‘Indicateurs mis à jour en 2006’ (2006)

A new set of sustainable development indicators was published together with the report in June 2015. The work on the development of this new set of sustainable development indicators has followed a double logic. Indicators have to be defined according to the objectives and measures of the NPDD and must be consistent with the indicators used for other exercises, including the system of indicators for the national Plan for innovation and full employment ('Europe 2020') - as well as with systems selected at the international level.

To define a coherent and relevant IDD for the Luxembourg, work was based on the five principles held in the 2010 NPDD to 'fit' the key indicators:

  1. maintaining a quality of life and a level of human development for the population living and working in Luxembourg; personal development through 'empowering' freedom;
  2. respect for the ecological, social and cultural rights of future generations and the other nations of the planet (timeless and international responsibilities);
  3. respect for the ecological limits and regenerative capacity of nature with the use of natural resources at our disposal;
  4. defence of social cohesion through equity and solidarity;
  5. preservation of economic prosperity through the development of an economy for the future, through diversification and ecological innovations.

This selection has been motivated by two arguments; the need to limit the number of key indicators and the willingness to implement an integrated approach. The selection was made based on criteria, namely the political relevance and usefulness to users, the analytical soundness and measurability.

The SDI are part of the report and can be downloaded here:  

The full list(s) of indicators as identified by a study commissioned by Eurostat can be downloaded here:


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 18 July 2016

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