Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Feedback Procedures on Sustainable Development

  • Daniella Suger BedorinEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_74



Feedback procedures: methodologies for evaluating the output of something.

Sustainable development: development that promotes economic and social development with environmental wellbeing.

Feedback procedures on sustainable development: methods of measuring, evaluating and monitoring strategies, actions, methodologies, practices, processess, etc. implemented for sustainable development.


Feedback can be associated to many different types of disciplines and areas of life; it can be found in human behavior and in nature. All feedback procedures, disregarding their origin, consist on ways to measure or determine how things are in order to improve them or to compare them to how they should be and on that basis activate an immediate response or course of action. Sustainable development is a concept developed mainly since the end of the 1980s, which promotes the integration of the economic, social and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Researcher at the Institute of Sustainable DevelopmentGalileo UniversityGuatemala CityGuatemala

Section editors and affiliations

  • Nelson Amaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Sustainable DevelopmentGalileo UniversityGuatemala CityGuatemala