Established in 2008, the Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies” has successfully raised awareness and mobilised political support towards better measures of a societies progress. The Project aims to foster the development of key economic social and environmental indicators to better measure the progress and well-being of societies and to become the worldwide reference point for those who wish to measure and assess this progress. It is open to all sectors of society building on communications of good practice, innovative research work and global events. It is an open collaboration between intergovernmental organisations (IGOs, e.g. World Bank, United Nations, African Development Bank), national statistical offices, academics and many others, all aiming to create a new, shared view of societal progress. Hosted at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Wikiprogress is the main platform of the Global Project.
Our role as Subject Matter Correspondent
In September 2010 – Mimas, through ESDS International became a Global Project Correspondent. As a 'Subject Matter Correspondent', the service will serve as the Project's focal point for Social Science Data in the UK, and ESDS International, based at Mimas, is the primary point of contact for information about the Global Project. Our role is to facilitate exchange of ideas and initiatives by contributing examples of research and statistics on 'measuring the progress of societies'.
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