Workshop “Multi-dimensional Development Metrics - Exploring options for G20 well-being metrics”

November 23, 2022, En ligne

Virtual event, hosted by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the OECD Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE) and the OECD Development Centre. Sosso Feindouno, Research officer at FERDI will participate to the event.

This close-door event will provide the opportunity to discuss how to better capture the multidimensionality of development and acknowledge existing indicators or metrics that go beyond GDP. Invitees include representatives from international organisations, academia, G20 countries that have put in place multidimensional metrics for measuring development outcomes along with the G20 DWG delegations. 

Key issues: 

  • The multidimensionality of development still needs to be better captured: What adaptations to existing frameworks are required? How could a focus on people’s well-being help to advance this? 
  • The uses of well-being metrics (multidimensional indicators) at present: how advanced are related national ‘beyond GDP’ and well-being initiatives? How are these indicators capturing economic, social and environmental factors affecting the well-being of people? How are they used for informing policy-making, for budgetary planning, for capturing returns on investments and for informing international allocation of resources? What could be its use promoted further? 
  • The feasibility of developing G20 well-being metrics: what could the G20 do? How would this focus help to support the G20 development work-stream? How to connect this effort to the Lifestyles stream of work of India G20? And to the SDGs?

Agenda and panel

Wednesday 23 Nomvember, 3 PM (Paris time)

Openings by India’s Designated Work Groups representative

Session 1: The need to better capture well-being and the role of the G20 

Setting the scene by Carrie Exton, Senior Counsellor, OECD Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE), RIS representative and OECD Development Centre representative 

Discussants from international organisations and academia.

Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director, Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

Prados de la Escusura, Emeritus Professor, Universidad Carlos III

Sosso Feindouno,  Research officer at FERDI 

Moderator: Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre

Reactions from and discussions among G20 DWG delegations 

Session 2: The uses of well-being metrics by G20 countries 

Presentation by Italy or the UK’s DWG representative  

Presentation by Argentina or Brazil’s representative 

Discussants from international organisations and academia.

Yanchun Zhang, Chief Statistician, UNDP

Brendan Vickers, Adviser and Head of International Trade Policy Section, Commonwealth

Moderator: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Reactions from and discussions among G20 DWG Delegations 

Closing remark by Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Romina Boarini, Director, OECD Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)