Measuring Well-Being and Progress - Events

 

Last update: 1 April 2014

Upcoming events

>> 17-20 June 2014

 

2nd International Conference on Governance, Crime and Justice Statistics, Mexico City, Mexico

The OECD is participating with the National Statistics Office of Mexico (INEGI) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the organisation of an international conference on measuring governance, crime and justice systems. Conclusions from this conference will feed into several important fora, including the United Nations Statistical Commission, the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the 5th OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy". 

>> 23-24 June 2014

 

Workshop on Subjective Well-Being: Measurement and Policy Use, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

The OECD is organising a workshop on subjective well-being that aims to bring together data producers, policy professionals, and leading academics, to share their expertise on the best ways to measure subjective well-being, and the latest developments in using the data to improve policy-making. This workshop will be an opportunity to take stock of recent developments, strengthen the network of practitioners that already exists in Europe, and build a deeper understanding of subjective well-being for both data producers and data users. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to: rachel.linden@oecd.org

 

OECD World Fora on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy”

The OECD World Fora on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” gather decision makers, policy actors, social leaders, statisticians and academics to discuss how best to measure and foster the progress of societies. The 5th OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” jointly organised by the National Statistics Office of Mexico (INEGI) and the OECD, will take place in Mexico on 13-15 October 2015.

>> 16-19 Oct. 2012

  4th OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy": Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making, New Delhi, India

The main objectives of the Forum were to further the discussions on the different aspects that make for a good life today and in the future in different countries of the world and to promote the development and use of new measures of well-being for effective and accountable policy-making. Read the Forum's Highlights and Conclusions.

>> 27-30 Oct. 2009

 

3rd OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy", Busan, Korea

>> 27-30 June 2007

  2nd OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy", Istanbul, Turkey

>> 10-13 Nov. 2004

  1st OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy", Palermo, Italy
 

Regional conferences

Several regional conferences were organised in the lead up to the 4th OECD World Forum. These events were jointly convened with National Statistical Offices and leading national and regional actors, in collaboration with the OECD Development Centre and the PARIS21 Secretariat. The aim was to deepen on-going reflection on how to measure well-being and the progress of societies, enhance the relevance of measures and analysis for addressing key policy issues, and lead to concrete outputs, such as establishing frameworks for future work.
>> 26-28 June 2012   European Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France
The Conference represented the first milestone for the co-ordination activities undertaken as part of the European Framework for Measuring Progress e-Frame EU FP7 project. The conference served as a platform for discussing how best to advance the implementation of the recommendations included in the Final Report of the European Statistical System (ESS) Sponsorship Group on Measuring Progress, Well-Being and Sustainable Development, adopted by the ESS Committee in November 2011.
>> 19-21 Apr. 2012   African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies, Rabat, Morocco
Jointly organised by the OECD Development Centre and the Moroccan High Planning Commission (HCP) in collaboration with the OECD, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
>> 5-6 Dec. 2011  

Asian Conference on Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies, Tokyo, Japan
Co-organised by the Economic and Social Research Institute of Japan and the OECD.

>> 11-13 May 2011   Latin American Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies, Mexico City, Mexico
Co-organised by the National Statistics Office of Mexico (INEGI), the Mexican Consultative Forum on Science and Technology and the OECD.
 

Past events

>>14 Jan. 2014  

Workshop on "Alternative indicators to GDP: to do what?", OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

This workshop was organised by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), an independent policy institute based in Paris and gathered Martine Durand, Director of the OECD Statistics Directorate, Florence Jany-Catrice, Economist and Professor at Lille University and Eloi Laurent, Economist at the OFCE and Professor at Sciences Po Paris.

>> 4 Dec. 2013  

Hearing on "Measuring societal progress - challenges for Europe", Brussels, Belgium

During the Europe 2020 Steering Committee, and in close co-operation with the European Economic and Social Committee, the OECD participated in a hearing on "Measuring societal progress - challenges for Europe" and presented the main findings of the How's Life? report. The meeting gathered representatives from the Economic and Social Committee in the EU as well as researchers and representatives from civil society. 

>> 5 Nov. 2013  

Launch of OECD report: How's Life? 2013, Brussels, Belgium

The OECD launched the 2013 edition of its How's Life? report at the European Press Club in Brussels.

>> 8 Sept. 2013  

Workshop on subjective well-being – Measurement and policy use, Columbia University, New York, United States

Following the launch of the OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-beingthe first set of international guidelines on measuring subjective well-being, the OECD organised a workshop on subjective well-being. This one-day workshop brought together policy-makers, data producers, world-renowned academics, and OECD experts to  discuss the measurement of subjective well-being and hear about their experiences in using subjective well-being measurement to improve decision making. This workshop was the first of a series of three OECD workshops on measuring subjective well-being taking place, respectively in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. It was held in conjunction with the launch of the second edition of the "World Happiness Report".

>> 3-5 July 2013   OECD-Universities Joint Conference: Economics for a Better World, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

This was the third international conference of economists interested in welfare economics and public policy broadly defined. This conference followd those organised in Oxford (July 2009) and Paris (July 2011). The conference was informed by the work done over the past decade by economists, statisticians and social analysts to develop broad measures of well-being, and touched on some of the well-being dimensions included in the OECD's work in this area. The conference included three major strands: policy and empirical economics; economic theory; and econometrics.

>> 24 May 2013

 

Seminar on Social Inequalities and Mortality, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

Johan Mackenbach described socio-economic inequalities in mortality and self-assessed health observed at the country level in both North America and Europe, while shedding light on the contribution of specific risk factors.

>> 21 Jan. 2013

 

Economic Crisis, the Quality of Work and Social Integration: The European Experience in the Great Recession, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

This seminar, jointly organised by the OECD and the European Social Survey, presented findings from the European Social Survey and gathered some of the most prominent researchers working on the relationship between the quality of work and quality of life.

>> 22-23 Nov. 2011

 

Conference on Economic Insecurity Measurement, Causes and Policy Implications, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

The objective of the conference, co-organised by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the OECD, was to deepen the understanding of economic insecurity from both a theoretical and empirical perspective.

>> 12 Oct. 2011  

Conference "Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report: What well-being and sustainability measures?",  OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

This conference, co-organised by France and the OECD, aimed to deepen on-going reflection on responses and policy implications, following the recommendations of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission.

>> 6-8 July 2011

 

Conference on New Directions in Welfare, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

This event, co-organised by The Open University, Oxford University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the OECD, gathered researchers and academics working in welfare economics. It aimed to deepen the dialogue between policy-makers and the academic community, and to engage the latter in a discussion on policies to improve people's well-being.

>> 24-25 May 2011

 

OECD 50th Anniversary Forum, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

During the OECD's 50th Anniversary Forum around the theme "Better Policies for Better Lives", a session was dedicated to measuring progress.

 

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