Making the shift from quantity to quality

By guest author With post-recession growth remaining sluggish, the emerging economies must interrogate the sustainability of their development models and adapt domestic policies to promote inclusive growth and greater social equality. Since the acronym was coined by Goldman Sachs’ Jim O’Neill in 2001, the story of [...]

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Wellbeing and children

By Sue Kendall-Bilicki, OECD When we think about improving wellbeing, the tendency is to focus on adults rather than children. This seems logical given that children are generally dependent on adults, who are responsible for putting a roof over their heads, feeding and clothing them and taking care of their health [...]

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Could Big Data provide alternative measures of poverty and welfare?

This blog was originally posted as part of a series on measuring inequality post-2015 on the Development Progress project site ’Google knows more, or is in a position to know more, about France thanINSEE [National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies]’, two French scientists wrote in an op-ed published in Le [...]

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Private bodies

By Sue Kendall-Bilicki, OECD It’s official, you own your own body! Hardly news, you may think, but it took a US Supreme Court ruling this week to determine once and for all that a human gene cannot be patented. The ruling has been hailed particularly as great news for women, since the gene at the heart of the case is [...]

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En quête de satisfaction

La  chanson des Rolling Stones «I can’t get no satisfaction" fait l’inventaire des petites choses qui s’opposent au bonheur de Mick Jagger, de la couleur de sa chemise à la qualité de l'information fournie par les médias. Mais au 21 ème siècle, cherchons-nous vraiment la satisfaction? La réponse est oui, à en juger [...]

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