Measuring progress for development


Today’s policies need to be based not only on people’s income and financial conditions, but also on their health, competencies, levels of interpersonal trust and confidence in government institutions as well as on the quality of the environment where they live and work, their overall life satisfaction. To this end, the OECD is committed to developing measures of well-being and progress at different levels and in enhancing statistical capacities in developing countries.

The OECD Strategy on Development promotes work on measurement and statistics, as well as on analysis of potential post-2015 goals, targets and indicators that could measure well-being and progress.

The OECD, together with the UNDP, provides secretariat support for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, which was formed during the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF4) in Busan. In this role, the OECD will co-ordinate and carry out data analysis of the global monitoring of the Busan commitments.