Publications & Documents


  • 21-October-2009

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    How good is trust? Measuring trust and its role for the progress of societies

    Statistics Working Paper N. 29 - 2009/3 - This paper investigates the notion and role of trust in modern societies as a first step towards the construction of indicators that could better inform our understanding of societal progress. Trust is commonly viewed as a proxy indicator of social capital, and a high level of trust is considered a factor that can enhance economic growth and social well-being. Indicators of trust inform about

  • 6-October-2009

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    OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

    Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

  • 18-September-2009

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    Measuring Capital: OECD Manual 2009, Second Edition

    This document is a revision of the 2001 Manual, to take account of new developments and to ensure consistency with the revised System of National Accounts.

  • 14-September-2009

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    OECD welcomes experts’ call on need for new measures of social progress

    The OECD is ready to play a key role in helping to implement the recommendations of a commission of international experts on new ways of measuring well-being and progress, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.

  • 14-September-2009

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    Project on the International Measurement of Culture

    Workshop on the International Measurement of culture which was held at La Muette on 4-5 December 2006

  • 11-September-2009

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    OECD Main Economic Indicators - Online Sources and Definitions

    Main Economic Indicators: Electronically available national practices for individual OECD member countries - Updated in real time.

  • 27-August-2009

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    OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2009

    OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2009

  • 7-August-2009

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    Introduction of output producer price indices in MEI publication

    The May 2009 edition of the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) publication and associated electronic products introduce the newly established OECD Hierarchy of Producer Price Indices (PPIs). The aim is to improve the quality and the international comparability of producer prices published by the OECD. The process involved a review of the existing hierarchy, the investigation of the different PPI statistics practices among OECD member

  • 24-July-2009

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    OECD Secretary-General congratulates Enrico Giovannini on designation to head Italian statistics institute

    Hailing the designation of Enrico Giovannini as President of the Italian national statistics institute (Istituto nazionale di statistica - ISTAT), OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said this marks recognition of his contribution to strengthening the OECD’s position in this area.

  • 23-July-2009

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    Consumer confidence remains low but signs of improvement appear

    Consumer confidence indicators in recent months have pointed to a marked improvement in sentiment since the historic lows recorded towards the beginning of 2009. Whilst encouraging, some caution is needed as confidence remains low by historic standards. This is shown in the following graphs for the major seven OECD member countries and the country grouping "OECD Area", which put consumer confidence indicators in a historical context.

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