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仁川—不到十年前,经济表现和社会进步指标国际委员会(International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress)发布了一份报告《对生活的错误测量:为何GDP加而不总》(Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up)。标题说明了一切:GDP不是福祉的好测量指标。我们的测量影响着我们怎么做,而如果我们的测量出现了错误,就会做错事。如果我们只关注物质福祉——比如商品产出而非健康、教育和环境——我们就会像这些测量指标一样扭曲;我们变得更加物质。

我们十分乐于重订宗门的报告,这促使国际学界、公民社会和政府设计和运用反映广义福祉概念的指标。经合组织制定了更好生活指标(Better Life Index),其中包括了一系列能更好反映是什么组成和带来福祉的指标。经合组织也支持经济表现和社会进步指标高规格专家团(High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress)接替委员会继续工作。上周,在韩国仁川举行的经合组织的第六次世界统计、知识和政策论坛(World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge, and Policy)上,专家团发布了它的报告《超越GDP:测量什么决定了经济和社会表现》(Beyond GDP: Measuring What Counts for Economic and Social Performance)。


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