Sustainability of Lithuanian regions; Application of composite index. Dagiliute, R Regional Formation and Development Studies, 3:65–74, 2012. 8
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Technical / Tactical. Sustainable development has become one ofthe most discussed issues on national, regional and intemational levels. Together with policy development, the need to assess the current situation and the achieved progress in sustainability has arisen. In Lithuania integrated evaluations of sustainability are rather rare, therefore this paper aims to apply composite index for Lithuanian regions -counties. Research focuses on four regions of Lithuania: ones with the highest and with the lowest GDP values over the period of 2000-2010. The analysed indicators were normalized calculating T values and recalculating some of indicators to have them in the same direction and applying equal weight basis approach. The results reveal rather different development of selected regions. In all areas analysed (economy, environment, health and social issues) Vilnius County has improved most. Meanwhile situation in Tauragé region has only worsened. Though not only economic issues are important then assessing the development course, regions with higher economic development favour in general and their development is more stable and sustainable. KEYWORDS: sustainable development, regions, Lithuania, sustainability indicators.
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	title = {Sustainability of {Lithuanian} regions; {Application} of composite index},
	volume = {3},
	shorttitle = {Sustainability of {Lithuanian} regions; {Application} of composite index},
	url = {http://scholar.google.co.nz/scholar?as_q=&as_epq=Sustainability-of-Lithuanian-regions;-Application-of-composite-index-&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=title},
	abstract = {Technical / Tactical.  Sustainable development has become one ofthe most discussed issues on national, regional and intemational levels. Together with policy development, the need to assess the current situation and the achieved progress in sustainability has arisen. In Lithuania integrated evaluations of sustainability are rather rare, therefore this paper aims to apply composite index for Lithuanian regions -counties. Research focuses on four regions of Lithuania: ones with the highest and with the lowest GDP values over the period of 2000-2010. The analysed indicators were normalized calculating T values and recalculating some of indicators to have them in the same direction and applying equal weight basis approach. The results reveal rather different development of selected regions. In all areas analysed (economy, environment, health and social issues) Vilnius County has improved most. Meanwhile situation in Tauragé region has only worsened. Though not only economic issues are important then assessing the development course, regions with higher economic development favour in general and their development is more stable and sustainable. KEYWORDS: sustainable development, regions, Lithuania, sustainability indicators.},
	journal = {Regional Formation and Development Studies},
	author = {Dagiliute, R},
	year = {2012},
	note = {8},
	keywords = {Academic journals, Africa, Europe and North America},
	pages = {65--74},
}

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