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Yourtopia 2 - Dirk Heine

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Dirk Heine speaks about the Yourtopia 2 project at the "Open Data for Measurement of Social Progress" Session at the OKFestival 2012 Helsinki

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Yourtopia 2 - Dirk Heine

  1. 1. Development beyond GDPGregor Aisch, Hannes Bredschneider, Rosamaria Bitetti, Velichka Dimitrova, Dirk Heine, Guo Xu, Friedrich Lindenberg, Giacomo Luchetta, Rufus Pollock, Marian Steinbach, Stefan Wehrmeyer OpenEconomics.Net
  2. 2. Need indices to mainstream development concern: EU & OECD (JCR), UNDP (MPI)Mashups = arbitrary assumptions!(Ravallion 2010, Stiglitz et al 2009) ● Categories of progress ● Proxies for those categories ● Weighting ● Shadow-pricing ● Discounting
  3. 3. User determines weights categories, indicators, shadow prices; etc.Society-driven, non-arbitary, Participatory → interest-generating
  4. 4. Vision1. Mainstream awareness of complexity ofdevelopment → why specific targets, not just GDP.2. Make progress measurement indices accessible- Game approach- Build your own index- Dont know good index? – And 5k friends jointly?
  5. 5. Engaging citizens in adialogue on the drivers andseriousness of intra-regional divides
  6. 6. Engaging citizens in adialogue on the drivers andseriousness of intra-regional divides
  7. 7. Medium-term objective: Participative index to complement high-frequency indicators ↪ wiki.okfn.org/ProgressVote
  8. 8. We hope you will join us!OpenEconomics.net

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