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Blog post: How sustainable is well-being? Measuring resources for the future

16 December 2013 | data, oecd, statistics, sustainability, well-being

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” So said Søren Kierkegaard.  It is certainly easier to make sense of events with hindsight. The financial crisis that began in...

Blog-post: Well-being and quality of public service provision

09 December 2013 | governance, governance and education, health sector, justice, oecd, public service, taxation, well-being

Last month, the OECD’s Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV) launched its flagship publication “Government at a Glance 2013”. The report presupposes that governments are...

Blog-Post: The Social Progress Index and Tackling the ‘Data Apartheid’

19 November 2013 | blogpost, data, data-revolution, oecd, ogp, post-2015, social progress

Last month, the Open Knowledge Foundation published a report which concluded that Governments around the world are not providing “enough information in an accessible form to their citizens and...

Eroding trust in government: Confidence crumbles

14 November 2013 | government, oecd, opinion poll, trust

"ECONOMIC woes, unpopular wars and nuclear meltdowns have eroded public trust in the authorities. Only 40% of citizens in the mostly-rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

OECD How's Life report highlights

07 November 2013 | assessment, education, employment, governance, income inequality, oecd, well-being

The How's Life? report on wellbeing from the OECD thinktank attempts to count the human cost of the global financial crisis. The wide-ranging report ranks countries on a range of criteria from...

The next edition of OECD's How's Life will be released on 5 November 2013.

05 November 2013 | assessment, civ engagement, global assessment, governance, oecd, release, social progress, well-being, well-being measurements

Every person aspires to a good life. But what does "a good or a better life" mean? This report looks at the most important aspects that shape people's lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing,...

Province of China - Taiwan releases first 'Well-being' index

03 September 2013 | asia pacific, index, oecd, self-assessment, well-being

Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) The well-being of Taiwan's citizens ranks 19th among 37 mostly OECD countries, according to a survey conducted by Taiwan using OECD methodology to gauge the level of well-being...

Workshop | Open Knowledge Conference l Open Data Toolkits and Assessment Tools

30 August 2013 | assessment methodology, oecd, open data, tool, toolkit, world bank

A workshop on Open Data Toolkits and Assessment Tools will take place at the Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) 2013, as part of the Open Development and Sustainability programme. The Open Data...

Dataset l Here are 315 charts on poverty and inequality.

26 August 2013 | dataset, europe, inequality, north america, oceania, oecd, poverty

The OECD is out with its latest disposable income, poverty and inequality numbers for all its member states. The full data are here, but it’s more fun to play around with the awesome interactive they...

¿Cómo va la vida? OECD's Better Life Index now available in Spanish

31 May 2013 | indicators, oecd, well-being measurements

¿Cómo va la vida? OECD has just updated it's Better Life Index, which allows you to explore data on well-being for different countries and rate topics in the index based on how important they are to...

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