Développement régional

Workshop: Measuring Well-being to Enhance Regional Policy, 11 June 2012

 

Workshop organised by the Working Party on Territorial Indicators

Improving current matrices of well-being and progress is today a high priority in the statistical and political agendas at international, national and community level. While GDP-based measures provide critical insights about the economic performance of individual countries, they cannot accurately account for the different dimensions that represent the well-being of people.

So far, most of the statistical work attempting to improve well-being metrics has been carried out at national level. However, evidence shows that the differences among localities and regions are sometimes more important than differences among countries for many domains of well-being. In addition, considering that many of the policies that most directly bear on people’s lives are enacted at the local level, a conceptualisation of well-being without taking into account the area where people live is of limited use for policy making.

During the workshop local, national and international experiences of measuring progress and well-being at sub-national level will be presented. The main objectives of the discussion were to:

  • Enhance the relevance of sub-national measures and analysis for addressing policy issues.
  • Identify the key well-being domains where further work could be most usefully focused for regional measures.
  • Improve our understanding of the links between policy actions implemented at the local and regional level and outcomes expressed in terms of people’s well-being.

 

 

Introductory remarks: Duarte Rodrigues, WPTI Chair.

Session 1: Quality of life and access to services in regions and metropolitan areas

 

Lewis Dijkstra, EC- DG Regio, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Lewis ppt

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Antonio Rosati, Province of Rome, Italy, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Rosati ppt

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Norberto Roque, INEGI, Mexico, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Rogue ppt

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                                                                           Session 2: Material Conditions

David McLennan, Oxford Institute of Social Policy, UK, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - McLennan ppt

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Eric Marlier, CEPS/INSTEAD, Improving material deprivation measurement in European Countries

Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing June 2012 - Abstract Marlier   Bio

Marco Mira D'Ercole, OECD, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Mira ppt

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                                                    Session 3: Measuring Different Dimensions of Well-being
 

Claudia Senik, Paris School of Economics, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Senik ppt

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Ana Marie Argilagos, Department of Housing and Urban Development and Eugenie Birch, University of Pennsylvania, US, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Argilagos ppt

Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Abstract Argilagos Birch   Bio: Argilagos  Bio: Birch

Rune Stig Mortensen, Region of Southern Denmark, Workshop: Measuring Wellbeing, June 2012 - Mortensen ppt

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                                                               Session 4: Stocktaking for Future Activities

General discussion among speakers and delegates of the Working Party

 

‌Previous workshops

Measuring regional development: Issues from emerging economies (2011)

Regional Mobility and Regional Innovation Networks (2010)

 

 

 

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