Sarkozy Commission appeals for better data and stronger measures

The final report of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress called for better information and richer measures to guide economic policy. Chaired by Joe Stiglitz, and advised by Amartya Sen, the Commission was set up by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to examine the limits of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of economic performance and social progress and to consider what other measures should be used to assess quality of life. The final report draws on many background papers, among them one prepared for the Commission by OPHI.

Read OPHI’s background paper ‘The Capability Approach and Quality of Life Measures’ .
Read the final report and watch videos of the final meeting.