Measuring progress

Employing a range of methodologies and statistical analysis for measuring progress, looking at how equitable progress has been and to what extent it has been sustained over time.

Women show their agricultural products. India. Flickr, Simone D. McCourtie, World Bank

Employing a range of methodologies and statistical analysis for measuring progress, this component aims to measure change within and across eight dimensions of wellbeing, looks at how equitable progress has been and to what extent it has been sustained over time.

For some time, many people have argued that we must look at more than economic growth when measuring progress. But there has been less attention on how to measure progress and to compare the performance of different countries.

This component of the Development Progress project attempts to deepen the measurement of progress. Using quantitative indicators and innovative methodologies, we aim to identify change within and across eight dimensions of wellbeing, and to make the parameters and assumptions underlying various measures more explicit. The analysis will feature overall attainments, and also consider their distribution within countries, among people and among social groups.