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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.; Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı (Turkey); Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu.
Publisher: Paris : OECD, ©2008.
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Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does "progress" mean to the world's citizens? For a good portion of the 20th century there was an implicit assumption that economic growth was synonymous with progress: an assumption that a growing GDP meant life must be getting better. But we now recognise that it isn't quite as simple as that. Access to accurate information is vital when we  Read more...
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Statistics, knowledge and policy 2007.
Paris : OECD, ©2008
(DLC) 2008390606
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.; Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı (Turkey); Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu.
ISBN: 9789264043244 9264043241
OCLC Number: 262558197
Notes: "The OECD's Second OECD World forum on 'Statistics, Knowledge and Police' held in Istanbul in June 2007, was organized by the OECD in partnership with Turkey's State Planning Office and the Turkish Statistical Office, and in co-operation with several international organizations."--Page 13.
Description: 1 online resource (563, 11, 17 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Measuring progress: does it make a difference for policy making and democracy? / Angel Gurría --
How key national indicators can improve policy making and strengthen democracy / David Walker --
Promoting progress: making it happen / Ray J. Romanow --
Beyond measuring: the Council of Europe's instruments contributing to the progress of societies / Andreas Siegel --
Global public goods for local decision making: empowerment through evidence / Julio Frenk and Octavio Gómex-Dantes --
Evidence-based policy making: just a myth or a must? / Cynthia A. Glassman --
Empowering and challenging voters through governance indicators the Philippine experience / Romulo Virola --
The importance of social reality for Europe's economy: an application to civil participation / Marcel Canoy [and others] --
Power to the people: indicators for accountability / Shailaja Chandra --
Connecting communities with community indicators / Alex Michalos --
People's perception vs. reality: drawing lesions from the use of statistics in the European Union / Joaquín Almunia --
What U.S. consumers know about economic conditions / Richard T. Curtin --
Special Eurobarometer Europeans knowledge on economical indicators / Antonis Papacostas --
What do citizens know about statistics?: the results of an OECD/ISAE survey on Italian consumers / Flora Fullone [and others] --
A short introduction to subjective well-being: its measurements, correlates and policy uses / André van Hoorn --
Measures of gross national happiness / Ruut Veenhoven --
Innovative statistics to improve our notion of reality / Henk K. van Tuinen --
Challenges of data collection with special regard to developing countries / Asad Elahi --
An effective global statistical system: a prerequisite for consistency in global measurements / Dennis Trewin --
Policy and statistical issues: underpinning financial stability: the IMF perspective / Robert W. Edwards --
International integration and societal progress: a critical review of globalisation indicators / Philippe de Lombaerde and P. Lelio Lapadre --
Understanding retirement savings and pensions / Len Cook --
Key role of cultural and creative industries in the economy / Hendrik van der Pol --
Measuring and improving government performance / Joe Grice --
Overcoming indigenous disadvantage in Australia / Gary Banks --
Trends in worker requirements and the need for better information to make more informed decisions in a global economy / Randall W. Eberts --
Child development, human development and the progress of societies / Fiona Stanley and Stephen R. Zubrick --
Human capital and the older worker: the need for solid indicators / Peter Ester and Marcel Kerkhofs --
Societal well-being after experiencing trauma at the hand of "others": the intertwining of political, economic and other visible factors with hidden psychological processes affecting victimised populations / Vamik Volkan --
The living planet index and ecological footprint: tracking the state of global biodiversity and human pressures on the biosphere / Jonathan Loh --
The state of ecosystems and progress of society / Odeh Rashed Al Jayyousi --
How reliable are climate change projections: a statistician's perspective / Dennis Trewin --
Social institutions and gender equality: introducing the OECD gender, institutions and development data base (GID-DB) / Denis Drescheler, Johannes Jütting and Louka T. Katseli --
The Newfoundland and Labrador system of community accounts / Alton Holett, Douglas May and Cory Giles --
Developing indicators for local communities: the New Zealand experience / Abby Thornley --
Achieving outcomes from indicators: community assessment projects in the United States, a focus on Santa Cruz county --
Susan Brutschy and Deanna Zachary --
Measuring and improving the performance of governments / Ömer Dinçer --
AfriMAP: on not using indicators to score progress in governance / Bronwen Manby --
National progress and the effectiveness of international aid / Maarten Brouwer and Rob Swinkels --
Case study: introducing standard indicators in European Commission funded projects for aggregation of aid effects / Androulla Kaminara.
Other Titles: Measuring and fostering the progress of societies
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Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does "progress" mean to the world's citizens? For a good portion of the 20th century there was an implicit assumption that economic growth was synonymous with progress: an assumption that a growing GDP meant life must be getting better. But we now recognise that it isn't quite as simple as that. Access to accurate information is vital when we come to judge our politicians and hold them accountable. But access to a comprehensive and intelligible portrait of that most important of questions - whether or not life has got and is likely to get better - is lacking in many societies. The OECD's 2nd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 'Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies' held in Istanbul in June 2007 brought together a diverse group of leaders from more than 130 countries to debate these issues. These proceedings contain 40 papers presented at the Forum.

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