Data at Every Scale

Scale Matters

Vital Signs collects and integrates data at every scale and transforms this data into key indices of sustainable development. This provides the ability to trace observations through various levels of synthesis while keeping the data coherent and meaningful in each context.


Using surveys on health, nutritional status, income and assets


Tracking agricultural production, including which seeds go into the land, what fertilizer is used and what crops yields they deliver


Measuring the relationships between agricultural intensifications, water availability, soil health and other ecosystem services together with human well-being


Providing insights and information at the scale on which agricultural investment decisions are made


Facilitating comparisons among different regions