Speaker: Mr Jon Hall, Head of Unit, National Human Development Reports at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
In 2002 the Australian Bureau of Statistic's experimental publication “Measuring Australia’s Progress” marked the first time a national statistical office had attempted to measure progress. The publication, which won the Bulletin Magazine’s award for the smartest social project of the year, was a key inspiration for a number of NSOs, and the OECD, to champion the importance of measurement beyond GDP. In his talk Jon will chart the rise of wellbeing measurement over the past 15 years and discuss how the same ideas the ABS cautiously investigated in 2000 are now set to form a part of the G7 agenda for 2015. Looking forward he will consider what the better measurement of happiness, wellbeing and human development might mean for people everywhere.
This seminar was held on Thursday 24 July 2014.
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