Event:Asian Conference on Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies
|Event:Asian Conference on Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies|
Asia-Pacific Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies
5-6 December 2011
In preparation of the 4th OECD World Forum, to be held in India in October 2012, a series of regional conferences are being organised with the aim to identify concrete deliverables and initiatives that each region could contribute to the agenda of measuring progress.
The Asia-Pacific Conference which took place on the 5-6 December 2011 was jointly convened by the OECD, the Economic and Social Research Institute of Japan (ESRI), Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) and the OECD Development Centre. For a summary report of this conference:click here.
The conference goal was to deepen reflection on how to measure well-being and progress, enhance the relevance of measures and analysis for addressing key policy issues, and establish concrete outputs, such as regional frameworks for cooperation in the future. It gathered together around 200 policy makers, statisticians, academics, and other stakeholders from 30 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as representatives from Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The conference included a combination of plenary and parallel workshops on specific themes such as material conditions and inequalities, quality of life, and subjective well-being.