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The Importance of the Process Barbara Iasiello Global Project, OECD
Progress It is up to a society to discuss what progress means for them and what are the most important numbers to judge their progress. This conversation should involve all sectors. 2
Choose a concept… …. and an audience. Select key dimensions of progress and why they are important. Consultation at every stage. The Process
Why can the process be useful? 1.It can lead to consensus built between different actors… …and this, in turn, can lead to greater understanding and trust between institutions.
Why can the process be useful? 2. Discussions between statisticians and the broader community can increase the understanding of statistics among users and increase the awareness of what data are most relevant to society within a statistics office.
Why can the process be useful? 3. Discussions about progress tend to engage a broad group of often influential people.
The benefit for statistics Two important challenges for any statistician are: A.Ensuring their output is relevant to the community they serve; B. Promoting a greater understanding of the statistics they release.
The benefit for statistics The involvement of statisticians in an initiative to measure progress can assist them with both challenges. Indicators of progress should comprise the most important measures for a society.
The benefit Building consensus is important… …it will increase trust in the indicators and that they reflect real Progress.
Group Exercise The President of the Slovak Republic has asked your group to develop some composite indicators of progress in aspects of Slovakian life.
Your Job is to Choose a concept related to progress that covers different dimensions – eg poverty, social cohesion, etc. Discuss what specific aspects of Slovakian life need to be included in this concept. Develop the specific indicators that need to be included to construct a composite measure. Give a weight to each component indicator and justify your choice.
You have to Prepare a five minutes presentation describing your indicator and how it was constructed.