The High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (HLEG), attached to the OECD, has been established to follow-up on the recommendations of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (also known as the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission) and to provide impetus and guidance to the various initiatives currently ongoing on measuring people’s well-being and societies’ progress.

The HLEG will cover four substantive areas in the field of measuring economic performance and social progress:

  • Income and Wealth Inequality
  • Multidimensional and Global Inequalities
  • Multidimensional Subjective Well-Being
  • Sustainability

The work of the HLEG will provide leadership on measuring well-being and progress worldwide as well as directly inform the OECD’s own work on measuring well-being and progress.


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On 25-26 November 2015, the HLEG held a thematic workshop on "Measuring Economic, Social and Environmental Resilience", in Rome, Italy, hosted by Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, supported by the Bank of Italy and Istat, and sponsored by SAS.

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On 4 March 2016, the HLEG will hold a thematic workshop on "Economic Insecurity: Forging an Agenda for Measurement and Analysis" in New York, United States, hosted by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Ford Foundation.

On 12-14 November 2015, the HLEG held a thematic workshop on “Measurement of Well Being and Development in Africa” in Durban, South Africa, organised in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, Columbia University and Cornell University.

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On 15-16 September 2015, the HLEG held a thematic workshop on "Measuring Inequalities of Income and Wealth" in Berlin, Germany, organised in collaboration with Bertelsmann Stiftung. 

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