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Measuring Well-being and Progress

 

 

Measuring the well-being and progress of societies is one of the key priorities of the OECD. Focusing on people's well-being and societal progress, the OECD is looking not only at the functioning of the economic system but also at the diverse experiences and living conditions of people and households.

Understanding the issue

Societal progress is about improvements in the well-being of people and households. It requires looking not only at the functioning of the economic system but also at the diverse experiences and living conditions of people.

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Research and development projects

The measuring well-being agenda calls for improved and new statistical measures, aimed at filling the gap between standard economic statistics and indicators that have a more direct bearing on people's life.

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Key events

The OECD is continuing the dialogue with developing and emerging countries through the OECD World Forums on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy". These events aim to deepen on-going reflection on how to measure well-being and the progress of societies and establish frameworks for future work.

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Related initiative

 

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How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820

How Was Life Cover 150

How's Life in Your Region?

How's Life in Your Region cover 150‌‌ ‌‌‌

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