Wikiprogress

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Wikiprogress is an online platform for sharing information on the measurement of social, economic and environmental progress. It is thought to facilitate sharing on ideas, initiatives and knowledge on "measuring the progress of societies". It is, like Wikipedia, open to all members and communities for contribution – anyone interested in "progress" can register.

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Wikiprogress is the official platform for the OECD-hosted Global Project on "Measuring the Progress of Societies". The core mission of wikiprogress is "to create global information tool supported by a worldwide partnership of organisations and individuals wishing to develop new, smarter measures of progress. Wikiprogress aims to provide a health check for all societies that enables every citizen to better understand the economic, social and environmental factors that determine whether or not their lives are getting better." [1] The idea is not just to develop progress indicators, but creating a community working together to determine what and how we measure the well-being of societies. Such decisions can not be taken by a single organisation or NSO, but by individuals, governments, and organisations all over the world.

The Global Project is closely linked to the Istanbul Declaration signed at the 2nd OECD World Forum on "Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies" in 2007. The Istanbul Declaration was signed by organisations such as the European Commission, OECD, Organisation of the Islamic conference, United Nations, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank. The Declaration was also signed by AFRISTAT, EFTA, International Labour Office (ILO), UNESCO, UNICEF, and the United Nations University - Comparative Regional Integration Studies. Furthermore, many high-ranking individuals also signed the declaration.[2] Wikiprogress was presented in beta in 2009 at the OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Busan, Korea. The wikiprogress platform also hosts the wikichild, a wiki dedicated to child well-being. Child well-being can be considered an important part of a society's well-being into the future. Their well-being is key to the sustainability of our societies.

The project has an important and growing number of correspondents that support and contribute to the network.

The OECD hosts a world forum every two or three years in co-operation with a selected host country. The 4th OECD World Forum will be held in India in 2012.

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  1. ^ http://www.wikiprogress.org/index.php/Wikiprogress.org:About
  2. ^ http://www.oecd.org/document/23/0,3746,en_21571361_31938349_39161687_1_1_1_1,00.html

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