The 2nd OECD World Forum was held on 27-30 June 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey and focused on "Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies".

 

The Global Project exists to foster the development of sets of key economic, social and environmental indicators. The project has been built around the outcomes of the previous OECD World Forums and it is run in collaboration with other international and regional partners - it seeks to become the world wide reference point for those who wish to measure, or assess, the progress of their societies. For more information, on the Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies", please visit Wikiprogress.

 

 

The Istanbul Declaration

At the end of the Istanbul World Forum, the OECD, the European Commission, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the United Nations, the UN Development Programme and the World Bank affirmed in a declaration their commitment to measuring and fostering the progress of societies in all dimensions, with the ultimate goal of improving policy making, democracy and citizens’ wellbeing. 

Read the Istanbul Declaration in English, FrenchSpanish, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese  versions.

 

An increasing number of organisations and individuals have signed the Istanbul declaration after the Forum. Read more about organisations and people who signed the Istanbul declaration.

 

The Istanbul World Forum - Highlights

Highlights - Second World Forum - Istanbul - Brochure [Acrobat pdf file]

 

Why is the Global Project so important?

 


See why the head of UNDP, the OECD’s Secretary General and the Chief Economist of the World Bank are among those who think the time has come to get serious about Measuring the Progress of Societies. Watch the 12 minute movie we made in Istanbul. The movie is available online in different video formats .

It is hosted by the OECD and run in collaboration with other international and regional partners - it seeks to become the world wide reference point for those who wish to measure, or assess, the progress of their societies.

 

The project

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