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 15-16 September 2015, the HLEG will hold a thematic workshop on "Measuring Inequalities of Income and Wealth" in Berlin, Germany, hosted by Bertelsmann Stiftung. 

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On 12 October 2015, the HLEG will hold its 3rd plenary meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, back-to-back with the 5th OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” taking place on 13-15 October 2015. 

On 14 January 2015, the HLEG held a thematic workshop on "Inequality of Opportunity" in Paris, France, hosted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 

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