Knowledge System

Knowledge/Data Types

The content of the individual domains and dimensions of sustainable development include the following items:

International Agreements

Treaties, resolutions, accords, or other binding agreements reached by governments, organizations, and special interest groups on relevant topics of study, including national-level legislation.

Case Studies

Projects, initiatives, programs, or experiments carried out by one or more organizations, academic institutions, or governments on a global, regional, or local level.


Documents that clarify the meaning of a concept, including its composition or key components, and the relationships among its elements.


Statistics (or metrics) that provide some indication of the condition or direction of a social, economic, environmental, scientific, or other measurable variable.


Small-scale versions of a larger objects or plans that are used to study their characteristics or make inferences about their effects. Generates an output in response to user input, or generates output in response to endogenous adjustments.


One or more groups of people brought together by a common interest or purpose, in formal or informal arrangements, and with continuity over time.


Set of multiple types of documents.


Bibliography & Reports