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The two-and-a-half-day event will start with a keynote address by a prominent regional speaker followed by a presentation by the OECD Chief Statisticians and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, who will set the scene by describing the latest regional and international initiatives on measuring well-being and progress.

Then will follow a series of thematic sessions:

  • Material conditions
  • Quality of life
  • Sustainability and future challenges


Each of these sessions will follow three stages:

  • Stage 1 (plenary): General overview will be presented by the session chair
  • Stage 2 (parallel sessions): Breakout workshops will explore more in-depth specific issues
  • Stage 3 (plenary): each workshop chair will report back on the concerns, ideas and proposals raised in the parallel workshops. The session will then end with general discussion and conclusions by the session chair


In addition, two high-level roundtable discussions will be held:

  • How to overcome the challenges faced by national statistical systems in Africa? (Chief statistical officers)
  • How to better use well-being measures in evidence-based policy making? (Policy makers)


The conference will close with a special session, which will aim to distil the overall conclusions from the conference and move the measurement agenda forward: defining targets, setting benchmarks and achieving concrete outcomes.


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