The 2019 PCSDI evaluates the performance of 148 countries by assessing 19 public policies anchored in 57 variables. These variables are grouped together into five components: social, environmental, economic, global and productive. Of these 57 variables, 19 indicate values running against sustainable development (such as military spending or ecological footprints), while the remaining 38 capture the values that foster it (such as public spending for social protection and the ratification of human rights treaties).
El PCDI evaluates the performance of 133 countries through an in-depth examination of 20 public policies specified through 49 variables grouped together under five components: social, environmental, economic, global and production. Of the 49 variables, 18 detract from sustainable development (i.e. school drop-outs, military spending and ecological footprints), while the remaining 31 promote it (i.e. inequality reduction, public spending on social protection, and the ratification of treaties on universal justice).