MEASURE FOR MEASURE : How Well do we Measure Development?

Venue: Ministère de l’Economie, de l’Industrie et de l’Emploi

Location: Paris, France

Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2010
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Economic growth is not necessarily development. GDP can grow in a country without noticeable improvement of poverty, health or education. Yet, development keeps being measured mostly by GDP growth and public attention keeps focusing on that sole statistic. But then, how should we measure development? Should we define a multiplicity of indicators? Should we try to integrate all the dimensions of development into an aggregate indicator? The various aspects of development are nevertheless difficult to compare. These are some of the questions that will be addressed by top international experts and a large international audience in the next joint AFD/EUDN conference. Discussions will focus on approaches that can be taken as alternatives to, or complementary of traditional statistical measures to quantify economic and social progress and to design and monitor better development strategies.


And with the participation of : Angus DEATON, Sabina ALKIRE, Alemayehu SEYOUM TAFFESSE, Kimseyinga SAVADOGO, Andrew CLARK and Claudia SENIK, Pramila KRISHNAN, Roger GUESNERIE, Michel AGLIETTA, Frank LECOCQ, Johachim VON BRAUN


Additional Information

This conference takes place at the Ministère de l’Economie, de l’Industrie et de l’Emploi 139, rue de Bercy 75012 Paris Prior online registration is compulsory.