Our Mandate

The Statistical Commission Friends of the Chair Group on Broader Measures of Progress (FOC) was established by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-fourth session (26 February to 1 March 2013) as response to the request of the Rio+20 conference to launch a programme of work on broader measures of progress to complement GDP in order to better inform policy decisions.

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What's new

Update on the status of work

During recent months, the FOC has focused its activities in supporting the OWG. Added July 2014

Matching of indicators

The FOC matched selected indicator sets (MDGs, CES SDI, SDSN) with the targets contained in the zero draft discussed by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) in June. This analysis was made available to the Co-Chairs of the OWG. Added 27 June 2014

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Ongoing work of the Friends of the Chair Group

We are committed to operating in an open, transparent and inclusive manner.

In this section you will find documents and information pertaining to our ongoing work, such as invitation letters, information notes, an overview of the post-2015 process, and more.

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Sustainable development & the post-2015 development agenda

We have been requestedto closely monitor the ongoing debate on development frameworks and to keep the Bureau of the Statistical Commission informed ... in order to ensure that a robust statistical measurement approach is incorporated from the outset in preparations for the post-2015 development agenda.

In this section you will find documents and information pertaining to the ongoing discussion on sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda.

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Broader measures of progress

We have been mandatedto build a work programme to develop broader measures of progress based on a stocktaking exercise of current national, regional and international practices in this field, and to conduct a technical review of these existing efforts with a view to identifying good/best practices and to facilitating the sharing of knowledge, especially for the benefit of developing countries.

In this section you will find documents and information regarding broader measures of progress.

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Questions? Contact us by writing to statistics@un.org.