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Online Discussion Engaging citizens in well-being and progress statistics

29 March 2014 | citizen engagement, gdp, good practice, statistics, well-being

Wikiprogress and partners will be hosting an online discussion on the role of citizen engagement in the development and use of well-being and progress statistics, from 22 until 30 April 2014.  ...

Blogpost: What are the barriers for using Beyond-GDP indicators?

25 March 2014 | blogpost, gdp, indicators, well-being

This blog, written by Dora Almassy, is about the current BRAINPOol project and the barriers the project has found in trying to establish alternative indicators beyond GDP. The post is a part of the...

Interview: We probably should stop taking the GDP so seriously

28 February 2014 | alternative measurements, gdp, interview, radio, social progress, well-being

The U.S. government sharply revised GDP, its measure of the American economy, downward on Friday from 3.2 percent to 2.4 percent. The latest number is less impressive, although it still falls in line...

Conference:Beyond GDP – from measurement to politics and policy -

03 February 2014 | alternative indicators, gdp, indicators, policy making, well-being

This is the final conference of BRAINPOoL (Bringing Alternative Indicators into Policy), an EU-funded project looking at the barriers to, and opportunities for the use of Beyond GDP indicators in...

Northern Ireland to measure wellbeing in bid to emulate 'happy' nation of Bhutan

23 January 2014 | alternative indicators, bhutan, gdp, well-being

It's a tiny kingdom 2,000 miles away nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas that has reputedly cracked the secret to happiness. But could Bhutan in Asia provide a blueprint for Northern Ireland's...

Opinion: GDP is not the best way to quantify national success

14 January 2014 | economic indicators, gdp, hdi, indicators, measure progress

EIGHTY YEARS ago, the first holistic measure of a country’s national income – what would later become Gross Domestic Product – was introduced. Developed by economist Simon Kuznets in a report...

Blog-post: Its eighty years since GDP was first developed, time for a different measure of national success?

07 January 2014 | blogpost, economic growth, gdp, measurement, post-2015, well-being

The global economic downturn has created something of an obsession with getting back to economic growth. Yet, on its own, growth is an incomplete guide to the wellbeing of a country. Indeed, the...

Release l Mexico Peace Index Report

02 December 2013 | corruption, gdp, index, judicial system, latin america, nat index, peace, statistics

The 2013 Mexico Peace Index Report analyses peace in Mexico over the last decade and identifies the key socio-economic factors associated with peace and violence.  The Mexico Peace Index shows that...

Event:Measuring societal progress - Challenges for Europe

28 November 2013 | eu, europe and cis, gdp, hearing, indicators, well-being

The European institutions have long been looking beyond GDP to measure well-being and societal progress. In this area, the EESC has established close cooperation with the OECD, especially in the...

Wikiprogress ProgBlog: A roadmap that goes beyond ‘growth’?

08 November 2013 | blogpost, gdp, growth, indicators, well-being, well-being measurements

It is something of a truism to note that recent decades have seen gross domestic product (GDP) morph from an important measure of economic growth to become the key driver of government decision-...

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