The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies. 
Better Life Initiative
- 1 OECD work on measuring well-being and progress
- 2 OECD at 50: How’s Life?
- 3 Related initiatives
The OECD Better Life Initiative includes an interactive tool, Your Better Life Index, which allows you to put different weights on each of the topics, and thus to decide for yourself what contributes most to well‐being. The index allows users to compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions of well-being.
These 11 dimension areas of well-being are separated in to two groups:
Material living conditions:
and quality of life:
- Life Satisfaction
- Work-Life Balance
Your Better Life Index
OECD work on measuring well-being and progress
To learn more on OECD measuring well-being and progress, please click here.
OECD at 50: How’s Life?
The Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies
The Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies is hosted by the OECD and run in collaboration with several international organisations. It exits to foster the development of sets of key economic, social and environmental indicators to provide a comprehensive picture of how the well-being of a society is evolving. It also seeks to encourage the use of indicator sets to inform and promote evidence-based decision-making, within and across the public, private and citizen sectors. The project is open to all sectors of society, building both on good practice and innovative research work.
Wikiprogress is the main platform for the Global Project and as such is the place to find information and statistics to facilitate the exchange of ideas, initiatives and knowledge on measuring the progress of societies. It is open to all members and communities for contribution– students and researchers, civil society organisations, governmental and intergovernmental organisations, multilateral institutions, businesses, statistical offices, community organisations and individuals – anyone who has an interest in the concept of “progress”.
Working papers are availble using this link .
- OECD About Page on www.oecd.org
- Istanbul Declaration
- Measuring Governance, Policy Brief No. 39, October 2010, OECD Development Centre, Charles P. Oman and Christiane Arndt
- What Makes for A Better Life? The Determinants Of Subjective Well-Being In OECD Countries: Evidence From The Gallup World Poll