70 percent of the countries assessed in the Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 present a positive Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI) per capita, indicating sustainable development. More...
High population growth caused 25 percent of countries assessed to become unsustainable. More...
19 out of the 20 countries assessed experienced a decline in natural capital. More...
Human capital has increased in every country, being the primary capital form that offsets the decline in natural capital in most economies. More...
25 percent of the countries assessed, which showed a positive trend when measured by GDP per capita and the HDI, were found to have a negative IWI. More...
Findings by Country
Key Messages by Chapter
Introduction: Inclusive Wealth: an overview
Chapter 1: Well-being and wealth
Chapter 6: Natural capital as economic assets: a review
Chapter 7: The road to wealth accounting
Chapter 8: Ecosystem services and wealth accounting
Chapter 10: Accounting for water: stocks, flows, and values
Chapter 11: Safeguarding the future of the wealth of nature
Conclusion: Lessons, findings, and recommendations
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