A System of Indicators for Regional Development Planning
FANG Chuang lin 1, MAO Han ying 2 (1 Department of Urban and Environmental Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871; 2 Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101)
Regional development planning is a product of a region which has reached a certain level of economic and social development. From the perspective of sustainable regional development under the condition of transition to a market economy, this paper proposes a basic framework and method for the evaluation of regional development planning. The system consists of weighted coefficient values for planning indicators based on an entropy technique using the hierarchy analysis methods as well as methods to transform qualitative indicators to quantitative indicators based on expert opinions. Applied to western China as an example, this paper constructs a multi layer, multi objective fuzzy comprehensive evaluation model to assess the overall as well different levels of regional development. This indicator system is conducive to the ascertaining of the regularities of the dynamic changes in the levels of regional development and in detecting the general directions of regional growth. It is also a useful means for the design of effective programs to achieve specified levels of regional growth.