For many years, focusing on people's well-being and societal progress, the OECD has been looking not only at the functioning of the economic system but also at the diverse experiences and living conditions of people and households. Measuring well-being and progress is a key priority that the OECD is pursuing as part of the Better Life Initiative through various streams of research and on-going work. The OECD is pursuing an ambitious agenda with the aim to develop better well-being metrics, and is also providing analysis in order to bridge the gap between existing well-being metrics and policy intervention.
These country notes present selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life Initiative and show what users of the Better Life Index in specific countries are telling us about their well-being priorities.
Updated on 31st May 2016
The OECD is continuing the dialogue on well-being through various events including the OECD World Forums on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy".
On 13-15 October 2015, the OECD and INEGI – the National Statistical Institute of Mexico – co-organised the 5th OECD World Forum "Transforming Policy, Changing Lives", in Guadalajara, Mexico. Read the summary report in English or in Spanish, or for more information, visit: www.oecd-5wf.mx.