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Provisional conclusions - African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies

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Martine Durand presented at the African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies in Rabat held on 19, 20 and 21 April 2012. The African 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 Policy, to be held in New Delhi on 16 to 19 October 2012.

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Provisional conclusions - African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies

  1. 1. Provisional conclusionsAfrican Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of SocietiesMartine Durand, OECDRabat, 21 avril 2012
  2. 2. Key Messages– Well-being is important for every society .– This is a more holistic approach that goes beyond material conditions.– Africa has its place and its voice in these new orientations of thinking about the measurement of progress. 2
  3. 3. Dimensions du bien-être Governance Poverty and Health Gender African Inequality Conference Rabat, Apr 2012 Living Education Employment, conditions and training especially Subjective Social and youth Well-being Domestic Security solidarityMeasuring Well-Being for Development and Policy-Making, New Delhi, 16-19 Oct 2012 www.oecd.org/oecdworldforum/newdelhi2012 3
  4. 4. Cross-cutting issues– Independance , credibility of official statistics– Data are already available, however few exceptions, there is a great need for statistical capacity building – Statistical production, financial and human resources – Coordination at national and regional level – Coordination with other partners– Reinforcement of analysis capacity– Lack of decision-making culture based on evidence– Consideration of intra-national level 4
  5. 5. African contribution to Dehli– The selected dimensions and the raised concerns will be reflected in the program and in the conclusions of Delhi.– These regional conferences, including the African Conference, and the Forum of Delhi are the building blocks for post 2015 development agenda. 5
  6. 6. Next steps– OECD/Development Centre and PARIS21 are ready to work with african partners (UNECA and other regional parteners)– An African network in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa and Morocco– Conclusions will be available on the conference website 6
  7. 7. Thank youAfrican Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of SocietiesMartine Durand, OCDERabat, 21 Avril 2012

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