Papers and briefs


The OECD Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE) is generating new data and solutions to improve people’s well-being, reduce inequalities, and better understand the impact of policies and business actions on people’s lives. Here you will find expert assessments on what makes a “good life” across societies, targeted policy insights on the impact of COVID-19 and the direction of the recovery agenda, and working and policy papers on how to improve the measurement of well-being and inequalities, and to help understand the drivers of these issues. The common thread across our analysis? The provision of timely policy advice that addresses today’s challenges while keeping long-term objectives in mind, always putting people’s well-being at the top of the agenda.

WISE Centre Policy Insights

These insights allow you to learn more about the WISE Centre’s latest work in just a few pages. Learn more on topics such as the measurement of child well-being, inequalities in household wealth, how to measure the social performance of firms, the distance OECD countries need to travel to meet the SDGs, and stay tuned for more coming soon.

> The economic costs of childhood socio-economic disadvantage

The short and winding road to 2030: Measuring distance to the SDG targets

Starting unequal: How’s life for disadvantaged children?

Measuring the social performance of firms through the lens of the OECD Well-being Framework

Inequalities in household wealth and financial insecurity of households

Measuring what matters for child well-being and policies

COVID-19 Policy Responses

How do we build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic? These policy responses analyse the impact of the pandemic on some of the most vulnerable groups within our societies, and provide advice on how to develop inclusive recovery strategies that leave no one behind.

> COVID-19: Protecting people and societies

> Women at the core of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis

> Combatting COVID-19’s effect on children

> Securing the recovery, ambition, and resilience for the well-being of children in the post-COVID-19 decade

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Working Papers and Policy Papers on Well-being and Inequalities

This series features working papers on the measurement agenda for well-being, inclusion, sustainability and equal opportunity as well as policy papers seeking to deepen the understanding of the drivers of these issues, the ways in which they interact and how they evolve.

> Papers on well-being and inequalities

Archive of working papers on measuring well-being and progress