Asia-Pacific Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies


Participant List


The Asia-Pacific Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies is one of a series of regional conferences being conducted in preparation for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policies, to be held in New Delhi in October 2012. It will gather around 250 regional policy makers, statisticians, academics, and other stakeholders with a specific interest in the field. The Conference is jointly organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Economic and Social Research Institute of Japan (ESRI), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the OECD Development Centre and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) Secretariat.

The purpose of the Conference will be to deepen on-going reflection on how to measure well-being and the progress of societies, enhance the relevance of measures and analysis for addressing key policy issues, and lead to concrete outputs, such as establishing frameworks for future work. It will be the primary mechanism for shaping the Asia-Pacific contribution to the 4th OECD World Forum through open and frank exchanges of view, sharing of experiences, deepening of knowledge and understanding, and regional agenda setting. The Conference will take place at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan on 5-6 December 2011.

Pick up


  • 08 Dec 2011

    The Tentative Conclusion along with all presentation materials have been uploaded.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    Presentation Materials have been uploaded to the agenda page.

  • 31 Oct 2011

    Detailed Agenda Posted.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    The Official Website Opened.

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