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.


Latest news

The HLEG is pleased to announce that their final report will be released during the 6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy on 27-29 November 2018 in Incheon, Korea. More details will follow as soon as they are available.

A new working papers series, drawing on presentations made in the context of HLEG thematic workshops, has been launched. The first paper on Economic Theory and Practical Lessons for Measuring Equality of Opportunities by Miles Corak is now available.

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