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 Societal Progress 


Resolutions and International Declarations

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Meetings and Workshops


Databases and Softwares

Best Practice

Training Material

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Mr. Juraj Riecan, Supervision
Ms. Neda Jafar, Developer and Administrator
Mr. Roy Doumit, Assistant Administrator, Maintenance of themes on NSS, Youth
Ms. Zeina Sinno, Maintenance of themes on Population, Health
Ms. Lubna Ismail, Maintenance of themes on Gender
Mr. Raffi Shirinian, MDG, Statistical Literacy and Societal Progress
Current Count: 62673
  Introduction and Background
Introduction and Background

Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does "progress" mean to the world’s citizens? There can be few questions of greater importance in today’s rapidly changing world. And yet how many of us have the evidence to answer these questions?

The Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies"- hosted by the OECD and run in collaboration with other international and regional partners - it seeks to become the world wide reference point for those who wish to measure, and assess the progress of their societies.

Mission statement

Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies exists to foster the development of sets of key economic, social and environmental indicators to provide a comprehensive picture of how the well-being of a society is evolving. It also seeks to encourage the use of indicator sets to inform and promote evidence-based decision-making, within and across the public, private and citizen sectors. The project is open to all sectors of society, building both on good practice and innovative research work.

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