Tools // Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index
The interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index enables the measurement of the current state of food, water, and energy security and allows for analysis of these topics under future scenarios. It allows those interested in improving development to understand the dominant sources of insecurity in a nation and identify cases where many sources of insecurity are interrelated. For those interested in studying how to improve development trajectories, these data can explain why some nations currently enjoy higher levels of human development and others have lower ones.
What Questions can the FEW Index Answer?
- How “healthy” is a country’s status of food, water, energy resources?
- What are the dominant sources of resource insecurity in a country?
- How can trends in society, technology, or the climate affect the security of food, water, and energy security in a country?
AccessFEW Index website at Pardee RAND Graduate School website (open access)
- Developing the Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Security Index
Toward a Global Standardized, Quantitative, and Transparent Resource Assessment