Eco-advising Sustainable Development Evaluation Grid

This tool is an MS Excel spreadsheet with User’s guide applicable for sustainability assessment of projects, strategies, programs and policies. Designed for use by teams including stakeholders, the tool covers six dimensions of sustainability (Cultural, Economic, Environmental, Ethical, Governance, Social). It automatically compiles information, generates graphs and tables to support decision-making, assists in setting goals and indicators, priorities and follow-up. The tool was developed in 1991 and has been applied in numerous countries (developed, emergent and developing). The 2016 edition covers the 17 SDGs. The tool and user’s guide can be downloaded without charge. Training is available on demand. This tool is connected with an SDG targets priority tool and Sustainability governance report sheet for Systemic Sustainability Assessment.

Sustainable Development Goals covered by this tool



The evaluation can be performed with a minimum of three and with no maximum number of participants, as long as individual groups do not exceed eight persons. Stakeholders must be involved in the weighting step and can participate through the whole process, but trained analysts insure a better performance if they act as team leaders and final analysts for the assessment report.

  • Integration tools for analysing interconnections, synergies, trade-offs and bottlenecks among SDGs
  • Community-based Planning, Partnership, and Multi-stakeholder Engagement Tools
  • Static Inter-linkage Analysis Tools
  • Indicators and Assessment Tools



Open Source

Computer System Requirements:

MS Excel Spreadsheet

Developed By:

VILLENEUVE, C., RIFFON, O., TREMBLAY, D, Chaire en éco-conseil, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Organisation international de la Francophonie (Institut du développement durable de la Francophonie)


Claude Villeneuve, Professeur Titulaire



Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chaire en éco-conseil


English, French