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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HLEG members Francois Bourguignon, Angus Deaton, Ravi Kanbur and Nora Lustig will serve on the World Bank's Commission on Global Poverty chaired by Sir Anthony Atkinson. The Commission's mandate is to report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty and deprivation around the world. 

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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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