Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi reportWhat measures of well-being and sustainability?
On 14 September 2009, the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress submitted its report to the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, during a conference at the Sorbonne in Paris. The Commission recommended broadening the scope of the traditional indicators used to measure economic progress to include measures of quality of life, inequality and well-being, as well as taking greater account of sustainable development and the environment.
Two years after these recommendations from the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission, the French Ministry for the Economy, Finances and Industry, INSEE and the OECD organised a conference to provide a comprehensive overview of progress made in the measurement of well-being and social progress around the world and to assess its impact on policymaking.
The conference was opened by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. François Baroin, Minister for the Economy, Finances and Industry, gave the closing speech.
The conference was attended by statisticians and policymakers.
Documents of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress
The commission’s report
Issues paper (pdf, 516 Ko)
The Capability Approach to the Quality of Life (pdf, 293 Ko)
Draft summary (pdf, 486 Ko)