UNU-IHDP, together with UNU-WIDER and UNCCD, will host a workshop at the 6th Global Media Forum in Bonn entitled “Beyond GDP: Inclusive Measures of Economic Progress”.
The congruence of unprecedented economic, social and environmental crises calls for a revaluation of our present measures of progress. Current indicators, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI), are insufficient to provide a robust indication of societal progress. They fail, for instance, to inform on distributional aspects of economic growth; to reflect the state of natural resources; and to indicate weather national policies are sustainable in the long run. In this context, the workshop aims at discussing new indicators of societal progress.
For more information, please see the event announcement on the UNU-IHDP website.