Progress papers and reports
Recently released progress papers and reports
- Social capital and the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents (GCPH - Glasgow Centre for Population Health January)
- Measuring the Economic Contribution of Cultural Industries (UNESCO January)
- Measurement of and target-setting for well-being: an initiative by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. (WHO January)
- Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being outcomes (Child Trends January)
- Focusing on what matters for Aid-for-Trade (ODI January)
- Global Food - Waste not, Want not (Institute of Mechanical Engineers January)
- Happier and less isolated: internet use in old age (Orsolya Lelkes, European Centre, December)
- Does Access to Information Technology Make People Happier? (Brookings December 2012)
- Perspectives on Global Development 2012 - Social Cohesion in a Shifting World (OECD December 2012)
- Settling In, OECD Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2012 (OECD December 2012)
- Review report on Beyond GDP indicators: categorisation, intentions and impacts (Brainpool November 2012)
- Post-2015 Global Consultation on Education (UNICEF and UNESCO November 2012)
- Evaluation Insights: Preventing HIV (DAC Networks November 2012)
- Turn the Heat Down: Why a 4 °C World Must Be Avoided (World Bank November 2012)
- Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012 (OECD November)
- Health at a Glance: Europe 2012 (OECD November)
- OECD Economic Outlook 2012 (OECD November)
- Global Education Digest 2012 (UNESCO November)
- Measures of Australia's Progress Consultation Report 2012 (Australian Bureau of Statistics November)
- Well-being patterns uncovered: an analysis of UK data (nef November)
- Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012 (UNDP November)
- EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012: Youth and Skills (UNESCO October)
- The World Development Report 2013(World Bank October)
- global demand for teachers and the shortfall (UNESCO Insitute for Statistics October)
- Measurement, Research and Inclusion in Public Policy of Subjective Wellbeing: Latin America (Scientific and Technological Consultative Forum September)
- Gender and Well-Being Around the World (Brookings Institution September)
- The Effect of Women's Economic Power in Latin America and the Caribbean (World Bank September)
- Asia-Pacific End of Decade Notes on Education for All (UNESCO and UNICEF August)
- Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change and adaptation (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, UNDP and World Meteorological Organisation August)
- Information and Communications for Development 2012 - Maximizing Mobile (World Bank July)
- Realizing the future we want for all (UNDP July)
- A Smarter GDP (WAVES June)
- The Happy Planet Index - 2012 Report (nef June)
- Global Peace Index Report 2012 (Vision of Humanity June)
- Global Environmental Outlook 5 (UNEP June)
- New Gallup Wellbeing Index (Gallup May)
- The 2012 Africa Human Development Report (UNDP May)
- Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China (World Bank May)
- Progress on drinking water and sanitation (UNICEF/WHO March 2012)
- Life Beyond Growth (Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society March 2012)
- State of the World's Children 2012 (UNICEF February 2012)
- China 2030 Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society (World Bank February 2012)
- A Life Free from Hunger- Tackling child malnutrition (Save the Children February 2012)
- Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 (UNDP February 2012)
- Resilient People, Resilient Planet- A Future Worth Choosing (UN's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability January 2012)
- Enforcing Rights and Correcting Wrongs: Overcoming Gender Barriers in Legal Systems (UNDP January 2012)
- January 2012 Global Economic Prospects Report (World Bank January 2012)
- Corruption Perceptions Index Report (Transparency International December 2011)
- Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social Cohesion in a Shifting World (OECD Development Centre and Club de Madrid November 2011)
- Building Resilience - The Future of Rural Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change (2011 Cambodia Human Development Report UNDP, September 2011)
- Mongolia Quarterly Economic Update - August 2011 (World Bank August 2011)
- Understanding the Pursuit of Happiness in Ten Major Cities (Urban Affairs Review 2011 47: 861 Kevin M. Leyden, Abraham Goldberg and Philip Michelbach originally published online 28 April 2011)
- G7 to G8 to G20 Evolution in Global Governance (CIGI G20 Papers No. 6, May 2011)
- The Economics of Shared Societies (The Shared Societies Project, Democratic Leadership for for Dialogue, Diversity and Social Cohesion. Club de Madrid 2011)
- The Civic Pulse - Measuring Active Citizenship in a Cold Climate (RSA July 2011)
- Life in Transition Survey (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank, 29.6.2011)
- ONE 2011 Data Report (ONE 2011)
- WHO World Health Statistics 2011 (World Health Organisation 13.05.2011)
- World Bank World Development Report 2011 (11.04.2011)
- What next for EU Cohesion Policy? Going 'beyond GDP' to deliver greater well-being (European Policy Centre 11.03.2011)
- Beyond GDP: Towards a Better Measurement of National Wellbeing in France and the UK (Report of a seminar at Somerset House in London by Jules Evans 02.02.2011)
- Satisfaction in life conditions and well-being (CEPS INSTEAD working paper No 2011-03, January 2011)
- Sustainable Society Index 2010 (Sustainable Society Foundation 2011)
- Rural Poverty Report 2011 (IFAD 2011)
- Mashup Indicies of Development Policy Research Working Paper, September 2010, Martin Ravallion, World Bank
- Measuring people's wellbeing: the BCFN Index (Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition)
- Holding G8 Accountability to Account, Institute for Economics and Peace, The Earth Institute Colombia University
- Measuring Governance, Policy Brief No. 39, October 2010, OECD Development Centre, Charles P. Oman and Christiane Arndt
- Role of Culture in African Development, Lambert Uyi Edigin, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences
- Security Council Endorses Indicators to Measure Progress in Implementing Landmark Text on Women, Peace, Security as Organization Marks Tenth Anniversary, United Nations Security Council.
- Developing Societal Progress Indicators: A Practical Guide, 2010, Jon Hall and Denis Trewin, OECD
- A Framework to Measure the Progress of Societies, 2010, Jon Hall, Enrico Giovannini, Adolfo Morrone and Giulia Ranuzzi, OECD
- Indicators of "Societal Progress" Lessons from International Experiences, 2010, Katherine Scrivens and Barbara Iasiello, OECD
- The Istanbul Declaration, 2007, OECD, EC, OIC, UN, UNDP, WB.
Statistics and Politics in a Knowledge Society, 2006, Enrico Giovannini, OECD.
The importance of information in economic and political processes is widely recognised by modern theories. This information, coupled with the advancements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has changed the way in which markets and societies work.
The economics of knowledge: Why education is key for European's success, 2006, Andreas Schleicher, OECD.
Paper for the Lisbon Council on remembering that the development of a modern "knowledge economy" reflects a larger transition from an economy based on land, labour and capital to one in which the main components of production are information and knowledge.
Statistics, Knowledge and Policy: What Do We Know About What People Know?, 2006, Enrico Giovannini and Ayhan Uysal, Statistics Directorate, OECD
The OECD Factbook:Economic, Social and Environmental Statistics, 2005, Enrico Giovannini, OECD.
Policies and Tools to make OECD Statistics more Visible and Accessible, 2005, OECD. Statistics are at the heart of OECD's work, supporting analysis and policy making in a large number of policy areas. Creating riches databases of internationally comparable statistical information, gathered from national sources, is thus a strong point of the Organisation
Measuring Sustainable Development: Achievements and Challenges, 2005, Enrico Giovannini, Myriam Linster, OECD.
The concept of sustainable development is concerned both with the quality and the quantity of economic growth and encompasses three dimensions of welfare "economic, environmental and social".
EPI - Educational Progress Indicator: A synthetic indicators for monitoring Education 1998, Boubacar Camara, UNESCO
Calls for papers
- Call for papers: 11th International Society for Quality of Life Studies International Conference - Discovering New Frontiers in Quality of Life Research
1-4 November 2012, Venice, Italy includes Track 12: Gender Equality and Quality of Life- abstracts due by 3 June 2012.
- Call for Chapters: Special volume on Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Practices VI.
To be published by Springer in the new Best Practices in Quality-of-Life Research Book Series. Deadline: August 31st, 2011. Click here for Submission Guidelines and details.
Call for papers regarding 3D city models' usage and applications in complex policy scenarios linked to urban governance, such as housing, environment, tax compliance, infrastructure planning, rural/urban interactions, city marketing for public relations and tourism. Particularly welcome are submissions which develop a global perspective and/or focus on conceptual contributions highlighting new applications. Delft, The Netherlands, Deadline 29 April 2011. More info here.
Call for abstracts - You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the International Conference on “Resources, Capital or Personnel? Perspectives on Wellbeing at Work”, to be held at Bournemouth University, UK 20-22 September 2011. Deadline 31 March 2011. More information here.
Call for Abstracts - You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the 3rd International Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators to be held at the University of York, UK 27-29 July 2011.
- Conference- Rethinking Development in an age of Scarcity and Uncertainty- New Values, Voices and Alliances for Increased Resilience
Over 800 delegates from all over the world will convene in York, United Kingdom for the EADI / DSA conference. Delegates will represent development research institutes, international organisations, the European Commission and bilateral donor organisations. These thinkers, leaders and decision-makers will exchange ideas about new values, voices and alliances for increased resilience.