Event:4th OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy"
|Event:4th OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy"|
|Summary||The 4th OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy" took place from 16-19 October 2012, in New Delhi, India. The goal of the 4th OECD World Forum was to share results and lessons learned from work undertaken by the OECD and other organisations...|
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- Also, a Concluding Statement was issued at the end of the Forum. Click here to read the statement.
Lunchtime Seminars on Wikiprogress Networks
- Wikiprogress by Angela Hariche (Statistics Directorate and Development Centre OECD)
- Wikichild by David McNair (Save the Children UK)
- Wikigender by Somali Cerise (OECD)
- Global Progress Research Network by Mike Salvaris (Australian National Development Index)
- Wikiprogress Africa by Raj Gautam Mitra (UNECA, African Centre for Statistics)
- Wikiprogress America Latina by Mariano Rojas (Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico)
- European Network on Measuring Progress by Donatella Fazio (Italian National Institute of Statistics
Development Progress interviews with delegates at the Forum
Listen to Development Progress interviews with a number of delegates at the 4th OECD World Forum in Delhi, including Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs, to get their views on the conference and wider issues involved in debates about the measurement of well-being. Recordings are available below:
- Emma Samman - Measurement matters: ODI's Emma Samman gives her view on the OECD World Forum in Delhi and singles out Angus Deaton's contribution concerning household survey data for praise. She also talks about the findings of her new paper for Development Progress.
- Jeffrey Sachs - If you're not scared, you're not well informed: President of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs spells four focus areas for the agreement of sustainable development goals/ He calls for concise criteria that that will inspire the next generation, warning that the evidence concerning man's influence on the planet leads him to conclude that if you're not scared, you're not well informed.
- Alison Evans - A potentially powerful consensus: ODI Director Alison Evans describes the OECD World Forum as an example of a potentially powerful consensus. Speaking to Development Progress she asks what can now be done to bring new measures of well-being into the policy making arena.
- Allister McGregor - What's next, technocracy or transformation?: Allister McGregor, Team Leader on Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction at the Institute of Development Studies talks about the challenge of what follows the 4th OECD World Forum. He says we are at a critical juncture between a technocratic process and a transformational one.
- David McNair - Inequality was the MDG blind spot: David McNair, Head of Growth, Equity and Livelihoods at Save the Children talks to Development Progress about the need for issues such as malnutrition to be taken into account when measuring child well-being. He then spells out what action Governments should taking to address existing problems.
- Enrico Giovannini - Beyond GDP: Enrico Giovannini is President of the Italian Statistical Institute (Istat). From January 2001 to July 2009, he was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He talks here to ODI's Development Progress about why we need to keep up momentum in the push to move beyond GDP in measurement of well-being.
- Professor Joseph Stiglitz - Well-being and inequality: Fresh from making a keynote speech at the OECD World Forum in Delhi Professor Stiglitz spoke to ODI's Development Progress about why he thinks measuring well-being beyond GDP and tackling inequality are so important.
- Duncan Green - OECD World Forum: Duncan Green, author of From Poverty to Power gives his take on how the OECD World Forum on measuring well-being is unfolding.
ODI resources capture the latest critical thinking on development issues. Our series range from blogs and short ODI Opinions papers by our experts on cutting-edge topics, to Working Papers on preliminary research results, and Briefing Papers that provide concise, policy-relevant research analysis. ODI also produces two international peer-reviewed journals: Development Policy Review and Disasters, and is starting to develop a range of video blogs and podcasts for online viewing and listening. To browse and download ODI resources, visit the website here.
Agenda and Articles of Sessions
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Have your say
One of the most important aspect of measuring progress is measuring what matters to you. We, civil society, have an important role to play in determining what we value as a society and how we can measure that. People were invited to join the conversation at the OECD World Forum in Delhi by using the hashtag #Delhi2012. Use the hashtag to follow or communicate which aspects of progress are important to you.
(For example: Happiness and subjective well-being are just as important as economic growth #Delhi2012 @Wikiprogress)
Overview and background
On 16-19 October 2012, the OECD organised, jointly with the Government of India, the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy under the theme “Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making”. Building on the Better Life Initiative, the main objectives of the Forum were to further the discussions on the different aspects that make for a good life today and in the future in different countries of the world and to promote the development and use of new measures of well-being for effective and accountable policy-making.
The four-day Forum gathered around 1,000 participants, from national statistical offices, government agencies, academia and civil society. It included a combination of keynote speeches, round tables, and themed sessions on material conditions, quality of life, gender & life course perspectives, and sustainability. It was designed using the conclusions of a number of regional conferences on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies that the OECD has organised in association with the OECD Development Centre, PARIS21 and regional actors.
The Latin-American Conference took place in Mexico City, Mexico in May 2011 and the Asia-Pacific Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan in December 2011. The African Conference took place in Rabat, Morocco in April 2012 and the European Conference took place in Paris, France in June 2012.
- OECD World Forum
- 1st OECD World Forum, Palermo, Italy, 2004
- 2nd OECD World Forum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
- 3rd OECD World Forum, Busan, Korea, 2009