Data for: SAFE 2019: Updates and new sustainability findings worldwide

Published: 26-10-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/n8rbrmnzf4.1
Evangelos Grigoroudis,
Vassilis Kouikoglou,
Yannis Phillis


The SAFE model (Sustainability Assessment by Fuzzy Evaluation, estimates the the overall sustainability of countries using relevant indicator data. The files (compressed, tab-delimited text) contain data on 69 sustainability indicators for 164 countries from 1990 to 2016. Three data sets are provided: 1) raw data as time series (810 out of a total of 69x164=11,316 time series are missing); 2) time series transformed into single values and normalized on a 0-1 scale from unsustainable to sustainable; 3) SAFE model inputs: a data set in which most of the missing values are imputed; for some countries certain indicators are intentionally omitted, estimated, or modified as explained in the article. Third-party sources of raw data are given in the article's supplementary Appendix E.