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OECD Development Center, Working Paper No. 325 - This paper proposes ways in which the OECD well-being framework used for the Better Life Initiative can be adapted to specific development contexts and thereby made more universal. The dimensions of the Better Life Initiative are relevant to emerging and developing countries, but they can be redefined in ways that better match the availability of data and the priorities and critical...
The Main Economic Indicators (MEI) presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments through the presentation of a wide range of short-term economic indicators for the OECD member countries, zones and selected non-member countries.
The special Conference on “W(h)ither the SNA?” is jointly organised by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the OECD.
OECD unemployment rate edges down to 7.2% in September 2014
Composite leading indicators point to continued weak growth in Europe and to stable growth in most other major economies
This new edition gives an overview of all main statistical activities planned for 2014 by the Statistics Directorate and all other Directorates active in the field of statistics.
OECD annual inflation eases slightly to 1.7% in September 2014
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Measurement and analysis of income inequality has long been a topic of OECD work and seized renewed attention with the OECD’s Better Life Initiative. Measuring distributions across dimensions above and beyond income (health, education, etc.) are also at the heart of the OECD’s How’s Life? statistical agenda and form a prominent recommendation in the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report.
SDMX: Meeting of the Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, 27-30 October 2014, Korea
OECD countries are implementing the system of national accounts 2008 (SNA08). The major methodological changes which have the most impact on the level of GDP refer to investment.