Asia and the Pacific


There is a good deal of activity underway in Asia and the Pacific which is of considerable interest to the Global Project. We are discussing the establishment of a regional working group with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

  • During the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP) meeting of the Committee on Statistics, First session 4-6 February 2009 Bangkok, delegates spoke positively about the Global Project. They emphasised the need to develop new ways to measure societal progress, covering a variety of dimensions such as sustainable development and social cohesion. Opportunities to strengthen the relationships between the Global Project’s activities and ESCAP and its Committee on Statistics were highlighted. The Committee recommended that the secretariat examine the possibility of serving as the regional focal point in Asia and the Pacific for the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies. It could also act as a repository of initiatives being taken by member States in this direction.Read more: Measuring the Progress of Societies: What is the Relevance for Asia and the Pacific?  





Review this demo site of INDIA, from the DataPlace platform. where national, state and district level data is available with selected education, demographic, and economic indicators. The future full site will extend the facility to village data to provide more localised development profile,











Past Events

Regional Conferences held in preparation of the World Forum in Istanbul, June 2007

The OECD, in collaboration with the University of Kyoto, organised an international conference on “Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies: Key Issues for the Asia and Pacific regions” which was held in Kyoto, Japan on March 23-24, 2009 at Katsura Campus of Kyoto University.


For all presentations related to this conference, please see the background note and agenda. More details will follow. If you require further information please email.

 Working Together for an Informed Australian Society The Australian Bureau of Statistics has hosted the inaugural NatStats Conference 08 from 19 - 21 November 2008 in Melbourne.

The Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference on Gross National Happiness from 24 -26 November 2008 in Bhutan.  More details Bhutan conference 2008 - PDF



















Human Development Reports (HDR)

Attached in MsExcel Format is the list of Asia and the Pacific HDR 


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