Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

The Stiglitz Commission report on ‘The Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress’ was published in September 2009.

The Commission was created in 2008 by the French Government in response to concerns about the adequacy of current measures of economic performance, in particular those based on GDP figures, and the relevance of these figures as measures of societal well-being.

The Commission’s aim is to identify the limits of GDP as an indicator of economic performance and social progress, to consider additional information required for the production of a more relevant picture, to discuss how to present this information in the most appropriate way, and to check the feasibility of measurement tools proposed by the Commission.

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