4. The Gap Frame calculation methodology

The Gap Frame methodology is extensively discussed in our pending review manuscript submitted to the Ecological Indicators Journal. The manuscript can be downloaded here.

4.1 The methodology overview

The Gap Frame methodology is based on aggregation and transformation of large amount of publicly available data into a consistent dataset. The “heart” of the Gap Frame lies in definition of ideal values for indicators that express the ideal state of the world. The indicators ideal values are employed to convert the indicators values, coming from diverse sources, into a normative 0-10 Gap Frame scale. Tables 1 – 4 compile the Gap Frame 4 dimensions, 24 issues and related 68 indicators together with their sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the Gap Frame structure. All three highlighted aspects: the indicators data source, the notion of ideal values as well conversion of indicators into a normative 0-10 Gap Frame scale are explained in details in the subsequent sections.

Table 1: List of indicators and their source: planet dimension

Table 2: List of indicators and their source: society dimension

Table 3: List of indicators and their source: economy dimension

Table 4: List of indicators and their source: governance dimension

Table 1: List of indicators and their source: planet dimension

Table 2: List of indicators and their source: society dimension

Table 3: List of indicators and their source: economy dimension 

Table 4: List of indicators and their source: governance dimension