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“A progressive policy…. needs a return to the conviction that economic growth and the affluence it brings is a means and not an end. The end is what it does to the lives, life-chances and hopes of people.” - Eric Hobsbawm, historian, born 9 June 1917, died 1 October 2012.

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Keynote speaker Jeffrey Sachs talks on progress and sustainability

Keynote speaker Joseph Stiglitz talks on measuring progress beyond GDP

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Government of India to welcome world renowned, Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, to the 4th OECD World Forum in New Delhi.
 "No one would look just at a firm's revenues to assess how well it was doing. Far more relevant is the balance sheet, which shows assets and liability. That is also true for a country." - Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist.      

Government of India to host their first major OECD Forum.   
"Nothing is more destructive than the gap between people's perceptions of their own day-to-day economic well-being and what politicians and statisticians are telling them about the economy" - Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President.      

OECD hosts European e-Frame regional conference in Paris on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies.
"It [the GDP-based sconomic system] is flawed in that it promotes limitless growth in a world that is finite." - Jigme Thinley, Bhutan Prime Minister.      

OECD launches a new edition of Your Better Life Index (www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org).  
 "Improving the quality of our lives should be the ultimate target of public policies. But public policies can only deliver best fruit if they are based on reliable tools to measure the improvement they seek to produce in our lives." - Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

OECD hosts African regional conference in Rabat on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies.
"It's time we admitted that there's more to life than money, and it's time we focused not just on GDP but on GWB - General Well-Being" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister.

OECD launches the 4th World Forum Website (www.oecd.org/oecdworldforum/newdelhi2012).  
 "The ultimate goal of every human individual, is happiness, so then it must be the responsibility of the state, or the government, to create those conditions that will enable citizens to pursue this value, this goal." - Jigme Thinley, Bhutan Prime Minister.

OECD launches the How's Life? Report.  
 "GDP tells you nothing about sustainability" - Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist.      

OECD hosts Asia-Pacific regional conference in Tokyo on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies.
"Government has the power to help improve well-being" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister.

OECD launches Your Better Life Index.   
"This [OECD, Your Better Life] Index is the most exciting initiative undertaken quantitatively in the world now; it is part of a larger revolution in thinking." - Dennis Snower, Kiel Institute.

OECD hosts Latin-American regional conference in Mexico City on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies.   
"GDP does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play" - Robert Kennedy, US Senator (1968).