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4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy Measuring
Well-Being for Development and Policy-Making

16-19 October 2012, New Delhi, India

For over a decade the OECD has led the international reflection on the measurement of well-being and progress, principally through three world fora held in Palermo, Italy in 2004, Istanbul, Turkey in 2007 and Busan, Korea in 2009. These events have helped to develop a shared sense of common purpose and direction among the many agencies active in developing more relevant statistics on well-being and progress.

In May last year, on the occasion of the Organisation’s 50th Anniversary, the OECD Secretary-General launched the OECD Better Life Initiative. This Initiative, through the How’s Life? report and its associated Your Better Life Index (BLI), proposes a framework that gives a more comprehensive picture of what matters in people’s lives. The Better Life Initiative framework, inspired by the recommendations in the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report and the many on-going national initiatives to measure well-being and societal progress, includes eleven dimensions of material living conditions and quality of life, and focuses on outcomes – both averages and across population groups. It also looks at our imprint today on a range of resources that will shape well-being in the future. In May this year, the BLI was updated to reflect improvements to the index and to enable comparisions by gender and income inequality. This framework is potentially relevant for all countries around the world. Indeed, in a recent resolution, the UN General Assembly called for a “more holistic approach to development”, putting the notion of well-being and sustainability at the core of the reflections on the design of goals and indicators after 2015.

On 16-19 October 2012, the OECD will organise, jointly with the Government of India, the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy under the theme “Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making”. Building on the Better Life Initiative, the main objectives of the Forum are to further the discussions on the different aspects that make for a good life today and in the future in different countries of the world and to promote the development and use of new measures of well-being for effective and accountable policy-making. Thus, an important expected outcome of the Forum is to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.

The Forum agenda is being designed to reflect the conclusions of four regional conferences on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies that the OECD has organised in association with the OECD Development Centre, PARIS21 and regional actors. Two of these events, for Latin-America (held in Mexico City) and Asia-Pacific (held in Tokyo), took place in May 2011 and December 2011 respectively. Two further events, for Africa (to be held in Rabat) and Europe (to be held in Paris) are planned for April 2012 and June 2012 respectively.

The four-day Forum will gather around 1,000 participants from all over the world, including policy-makers as well as representatives from international organisations, national statistical offices, government agencies, academia and civil society. It will include a combination of keynote speeches, round tables, and themed sessions on material conditions; quality of life; gender, minorities & life course perspectives; and sustainability. Each themed session will be organised around parallel sub-themed sessions involving speakers from different horizons.

For further information, please visit the Forum website at www.oecd.org/oecdworldforum/newdelhi2012 or contact the New Delhi 2012 Coordination Team at [email protected]

Day 1 Tuesday 16 October 2021 at Ashok Hotel
  INAUGURAL SESSION
08:30-09:30 Registration and welcome: Master of Ceremonies (India)
09:30-11:00 Lighting of lamp
Sarswati Vandana
Welcome speech: TCA Anant (Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation)
Opening address: Shri Srikant Kumar Jena (Honourable Minister, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation)
Opening address: Angel Gurría (Secretary- General, OECD)
Keynote address: Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister, India)
11:00-11:20 Tea/coffee break
  INTRODUCTORY SESSION
11:20-12:00 Setting the scene:
The importance of measuring well-being and happiness for effective policy-making
Chair: India
Keynote addresses:
David Cameron tbc (Prime Minister, UK)
Jigmi Y. Thinley tbc (Prime Minister, Bhutan)

From Busan to New Delhi
Ki Jong Woo (Commissioner, Statistics Korea, Korea)
12:00-13:15 Conclusions from the Regional Conferences in Mexico, Japan, Morocco, and France:
A look back at the four regional conferences in the shaping of this event, focusing on their main messages, similarities and differences

Chair: Martine Durand (Chief Statistician, OECD)
Eduardo Sojo, President (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, Mexico); Motohisa Furukawa (Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan); Ahmed Lahlimi Alami (High Commissioner of Planning, Morocco); Enrico Giovannini (President, National Institute for Statistics, Italy)
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Global Well-Being Networks/Wikiprogress: Angela Hariche (OECD)
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Collecting well-being data around the world: Gallup Asia tbc
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on World Happiness Report: John Helliwell (University of British Colombia, Canada)
  THEME 1: MATERIAL CONDITIONS
14:30-15:00 Part 1 in plenary
Chair: India
Overview address: Angus Deaton (Princeton University, USA)
15:00-16:30 Part 2 in parallel

1a 1b 1c 1d
Reducing inequalities and poverty The role of assets and their distribution Jobs and well-being Improving housing and urban infrastructure
Workshop Chair 1a John Martin (OECD) or India
Workshop Chair 1b Iro Godwin tbc (Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria) Workshop Chair 1c Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner tbc (Spanish Ambassador to OECD) Workshop Chair 1d Shaida Badiee tbc (World Bank)
Panellist 1ai Martin Hirsch (Agence du service civique, Former High Commissioner on Poverty, France) Panellist 1bi India Panellist 1ci Christophe Dejours tbc (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, France) Panellist 1di
Joaquim Oliveira Martins (OECD)
Panellist 1aii Sabina Alkire (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK) Panellist 1bii Bindi Kinderman (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) Panellist 1cii Georges Blanc (Fundaçao Dom Cabral, Brazil) Panellist 1dii Lily Ou-yang (Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong)
Panellist 1aiii Duncan Green (Oxfam, UK) Panellist 1biii Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Canada) Panellist 1ciii John Evans tbc (Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD) Panellist 1diii Eduardo Lopez Moreno (UN-HABITAT)
Panellist 1aiv Antonin Dossou tbc (Prime Minister’s Office, Benin) Panellist 1biv Anthony Shorrocks (University of Essex, UK) or James Davies (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Panellist 1civ Rafael Diez de Medina (International Labour Organisation) Panellist 1div Andrew Powell tbc (Inter-American Development Bank)
General discussion General discussion General discussion General discussion

16:30-16:50 Tea/coffee break
17:50-18:10 Part 3 in plenary
Introduction by Theme Chair
Reports by Workshop Chairs
General discussion
Conclusion by Theme Chair
19:00- Cultural evening with gala dinner
Day 2 Wednesday 17 October 2021 at Ashok Hotel
9:00-09:20 Keynote speech:
Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University, USA)
  ROUND TABLE 1: MEASURING WELL-BEING INITIATIVES IN INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES
09:20-10:40 Chair: Jil Matheson (Chair of OECD CSTAT and National Statistician, UK)
Brian Pink (Australian Statistician, Australia); Jiantang Ma tbc (Commissioner, NBS, China); Karma Tshiteem (GNH Commission Secretary, Bhutan); Roy Romanow (Canadian Index of Wellbeing, Canada); Enrico Giovannini (President, National Institute for Statistics, Italy); Romulo Virola (former Chief Statistician, Philippines); Gerardo Leyva Deputy Director General of Research (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, Mexico); General discussion; Conclusions by Chair
10:40-11:00 Tea/coffee break
  THEME 2: QUALITY OF LIFE
11:00-11:30 Part 1 in plenary
Chair: Shailaja Chandra (former Secretary Government of India and Chief Secretary, Delhi, India)
Overview address :
Richard Layard (London School of Economics, UK)
11:30-13:00 Part 2 in parallel

2a 2b 2c 2d
Improving health conditions Investing in education and skills Increasing people’s subjective well-being Building effective and responsive institutions
Workshop Chair 2a
Mark Pearson (OECD)
Workshop Chair 2b Haishan Fu (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) Workshop Chair 2c Glenn Everett (Office for National Statistics, UK) Workshop Chair 2d Rolf Alter (OECD)
Panellist 2ai Sania Nishtar (Heartfile, Pakistan)) Panellist 2bi Koumba Boly Barry tbc (Minister of National Education and Literacy, Burkina Faso) Panellist 2ci Motohisa Furukawa (Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan) Panellist 2di Angela Me tbc (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
Panellist 2aii Jennifer Madans (National Centre for Health Statistics, USA) Panellist 2bii Soledad Arellano tbc (Vice-Minister of Social Development, Chile) Panellist 2cii (15’) Conal Smith (OECD) Panellist 2dii Imogen Wall (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia)
Panellist 2aiii Angus Deaton (Princeton University, USA) Panellist 2biii Barbara Ischinger (OECD) Panellist 2ciii John Helliwell (University of British Columbia, Canada) Panellist 2diii François Roubaud tbc (Research on social and economic development, France)
Panellist 2aiv India Panellist 2biv India Panellist 2civ Mariano Rojas (Foro Consultivo Científico Y Tecnológico, Mexico) Panellist 2div Bina Agarwal (University of Delhi, India)
General discussion General discussion General discussion General discussion

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Mental health: Maria Elena Medina-Mora Icaza tbc (National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico)
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on India’s work on Social Institutions and Gender Index: India (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation) Lunchtime seminar on the work of PARIS21: Johannes Jutting (Paris21)
14:30-15:50 Part 3 in plenary
Introduction by Theme Chair
Reports by Workshop Chairs
General discussion
Conclusion by Theme Chair
15:50-16:10 Keynote speech:
Rebeca Grynspan tbc (Associate Administrator, UNDP)
16:10-16:30 Tea/coffee break
  ROUND TABLE 2: BEYOND 2015 - THE FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT GOALS
16:30-17:00 Chair: India
Overview address:
Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, USA)
17:00-18:30 Chair: Noeleen Heyzer (Executive Secretary, UN-ESCAP)
Jigmi Y. Thinley tbc (Prime Minister, Bhutan); Moubarack Lô (Minister Adviser to the President, Senegal); Andrew Mitchell tbc (Secretary of State for International Development, UK); Brian Atwood (OECD DAC Chair); Minister tbc (Colombia); Otaviano Canuto (World Bank Vice President Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network); Paul Cheung (Director, United Nations Statistics Division); General discussion; Conclusions by Chair
19:00- Cultural evening with gala dinner
Day 3 Thursday 18 October 2021 at Ashok Hotel
09:00-09:40 Keynote speeches:
India
Ursula von der Leyen tbc (Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany) or Thabo Mbeki tbc (former President, South Africa)
  THEME 3: GENDER, LIFE COURSE, AND SOCIETAL GROUPS
09:40-10:00 Part 1 in plenary
Chair: Martin Hirsch (President, Agence du service civique, France)
Overview address:
Michelle Bachelet tbc (Executive Director, UN Women) or Thabo Mbeki tbc (former President, South Africa)
10:00-11:30 Part 2 in parallel

3a 3b 3c 3d
Empowering women Nurturing children Caring for the elderly Recognising societal groups and minority rights
Workshop Chair 3a Karen Kornbluh tbc (USA Ambassador to OECD)
Workshop Chair 3b Nicolas Pron (UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF) Workshop Chair 3c Naoto Yamauchi (Osaka University, Japan) Workshop Chair 3d India
Panellist 3ai Monika Queisser (OECD) Panellist 3bi David McNair (Save the Children, partner of Wikichild) Panellist 3ci John Martin (OECD) Panellist 3di Lucy Mulenkei tbc (Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
Panellist 3aii Renate Schubert (Institute of Environmental Decisions, Switzerland) Panellist 3bii Maria Cristina Gomes da Conceição tbc (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Mexico)) Panellist 3cii Rahimah Ibrahim (University Putra, Malaysia) Panellist 3dii India
Panellist 3aiii Yamini Atmavilas (Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad, India) Panellist 3biii Fiona Stanley (University of Western Australia, Australia) Panellist 3ciii Richard Suzman (National Institute of Ageing, USA) Panellist 3diii Jeffrey Passel tbc (Pew Research Centre, USA)
Panellist 3aiv Fatima Ahmed (Zenab for Women in Development, Sudan) Panellist 3biv India Panellist 3civ Xizhe Peng (School of social development and public policy, Shanghai) Panellist 3div Francisco Lopez- Bermudez tbc (Andean Democratic Audit , Ecuador)
General discussion General discussion General discussion General discussion

11:30-12:00 Tea/coffee break
12:00-13:10 Part 3 in plenary
Introduction by Theme Chair
Reports by Workshop Chairs
General discussion
Conclusion by Theme Chair
13:10-14:30 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on OECD Better Life Initiative: Romina Boarini and Catherine Candea (OECD)
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on New economic approaches: Charles Seaford (New Economics Foundation, UK)
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Open data for development: Shaida Badiee tbc (World Bank)
14:30-14:50 Keynote speech:
Pali Lehohla (Chief Statistician, South Africa)
  ROUND TABLE 3: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, ELECTED ASSEMBLIES, CIVIL SOCIETY
14:50-16:20 Chair: Anthony Gooch (OECD)
Overview address:
Chandran Nair (Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong-Kong)
16:20-16:40 Tea-coffee break
16:40-18:10 Chair: Antony Gooch (OECD)
Serge Allegrezza, (Vice-President, International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions); Charles Seaford (New Economics Foundation, UK); Mike Salvaris (GPRNet, Australia); Anders Wijkman (Member of European Parliament); Denise Lievesley (European Statistics Advisory Committee); Representative tbc (civil society); General discussion; Conclusions by Chair
19:00- Cultural evening with gala dinner
Day 4 Friday 19 October 2021 at Ashok Hotel
09:00-09:40 Keynote speech:
Gilad Erdan tbc (Minister of Environmental Protection, Israel)
  THEME 4: SUSTAINABILITY
09:40-10:20 Part 1 in plenary
Chair: Walter Radermacher (Director General, Eurostat)
Overview addresses:
Johan Rockstrom tbc (Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden)
10:20-11:50 Part 2 in parallel

4a 4b 4c 4d
Achieving environmental sustainability Lowering vulnerability to disasters and conflicts Strengthening economic sustainability Social cohesion
Workshop Chair 4a Simon Upton (OECD) Workshop Chair 4b Rosemary Banks tbc (New Zealand Ambassador to OECD) Workshop Chair 4c India Workshop Chair 4d Mario Pezzini (OECD)
Panellist 4ai Robert Constanza tbc (Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, USA) Panellist 4bi Yukiko Uchida tbc (Kyoto University, Japan) Panellist 4ci Juzhong Zhang tbc (Asian Development Bank) Panellist 4di Ken Prewitt (Columbia University, USA)
Panellist 4aii Peter Harper or Brian Pink (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) Panellist 4bii Johan Havenaar (Utrecht University Hospital, Netherlands) Panellist 4cii Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France) Panellist 4dii Ellen Webbink (Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Panellist 4aiii Vandara Shiva tbc (International Forum on Globalisation, India) Panellist 4biii Steve Killelea (Global Peace Index, Australia) Panellist 4ciii Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Central Bank of Chile, Chile) Panellist 4diii Robert Manchin (Gallup World Poll, Europe)
Panellist 4aiv Alan AtKisson (Sustainability Consultant, USA) Panellist 4biv Allister McGregor (Vulner-ability and Poverty Reduction Team, University of Sussex, UK) Panellist 4civ Pier-Carlo Padoan (Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary-General, OECD) Panellist 4div Jon Hall (United Nations Development Programme)
General discussion General discussion General discussion General discussion

11:50-12:10 Tea/coffee break
12:10-13:30 Part 3 in plenary
Introduction by Theme Chair
Reports by Workshop Chairs
General discussion
Conclusion by Theme Chair
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Green Growth : Simon Upton (OECD)
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Applying progress indicators to the policy realm: tbc (Overseas Development Institute)
14:00-14:30 Lunchtime seminar on Human Development Index : tbc (Human Development Report Office)
  ROUND TABLE 4: WELL-BEING - INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND REGIONAL MODELS FOR POLICY-MAKING
14:30-15:50 Chair: Pronab Sen (Planning Ministry, Government of India)
Mauricio Santamaría tbc (Current Director of National Planning, Colombia); Gilad Erdan tbc (Minister of Environmental Protection, Israel); Ursula von der Leyen tbc (Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany); Soledad Arellano tbc (Vice-Minister of Social Development, Chile); David Halpern tbc (Prime Minsiter’s Office, UK); Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France); Dimitri Sanga (Director, Africa Centre for Statistics, UNECA); Elżbieta Bieńkowska tbc (Polish Minister of Regional Development); General discussion; Conclusions by Chair
15:50-16:20 Conference Conclusions: Yves Leterme (OECD Deputy Secretary-General)
Distilling overall conclusions from the Conference, promoting the global well-being agenda and the use of new measures for effective and accountable policy- making
16:20-16:30 VALEDICTORY FUNCTION
16:45- Local city tour