Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting uses Wikiprogress, This is a global platform for you to gather, share and create information about measuring the progress of society. www.wikiprogress.org
Wikiprogress is a global platform for sharing information in order to evaluate social, environmental and economic progress. It is open to all members and communities for contribution – students and researchers, civil society organisations, governmental and intergovernmental organisations, multilateral institutions, businesses, statistical offices, community organisations and individuals – to anyone who has an interest in the concept of “progress”. Wikiprogress was launched in 2009 at the OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Busan, Korea.
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- Progress information: browse information by topic, or by our word cloud on the homepage search for information using the search function located at the top right hand corner of every page.
- Progress by country: view the world map or search for a particular country by name. Country pages include information on national indicator projects, links to official statistics offices and various progress dimensions at a national level.
- Progress data: Wikiprogress.Stat is a database of progress indicators.
- Progress initiatives: Wikiprogress provides an overview of many local, national and international progress initiatives, see the world map of initiatives to find out what is happening near you.
- Progress publications: Wikiprogress is developing a database of publications on measuring progress and the various dimensions of progress.
- Media coverage on measuring progress: the Wikiprogress Community Portal is updated daily with news articles and blog posts on measuring progress
- Progress events: events from around the world are listed by date on the Wikiprogress calendar
What would happen if we didn’t measure the 100-metre sprint by how quickly people ran; what if the measure was how nicely they ran or how good they looked when they were running? Because we choose to measure the success of the 100-metre sprint by time, we strive to be the fastest.
What we choose to measure is what we end up defining as success.
The same can be said of measuring national progress. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been used as a benchmark of national success for some time now, but it fails to take into account the things that really matter, like our environment, education, health and happiness.
In recent years there has been an explosion of activity with organisations from around the world developing new measures of progress and calling for indicators that look beyond economic growth in measuring wellbeing.
Wikiprogress recognises that it is not just about developing progress indicators, but developing a collaborative community that works together to determine what and how we measure the well-being of societies. Such knowledge can not be determined by a single organisation or NSO, but by working with initiatives, governments, organisations and individuals all over the world.
This echoes the concept put forward world-renowned economist and pioneer of the progress movement Joseph Stiglitz, who speaking at the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress called for a ‘global dialogue’ on measuring progress: ‘part of the objective of rethinking our measurement systems is to generate a national and global dialogue on what we care about.’