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Statistics, knowledge and policy [electronic resource] : key indicators to inform decision making.
Paris : OECD, c2005.
644 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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Paris : OECD, c2005.
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"Proceedings of the OECD Forum 'Statistics, knowledge and policy : world forum on key indicators' November 2004."--p. [4] of cover.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Long Description
This publication contains the proceedings of the World Forum on Key Indicators held in Palermo in November 2004. In it, statisticians from governmental statistical offices, international organisations, and academia explain why indicator systems are useful and how statistics can be used, how to implement systems related to different kinds of statistics, and what systems are already in place. This conference was the first co-ordinated world-wide effort to study the development and implications of large-scale systems of public information for developed countries.
Main Description
This publication contains the proceedings of the World Forum on Key Indicators, held in Palermo, Italy in November 2004, organised to discuss various policy approaches towards the development of key indicator systems covering economic, social and environmental issues. This conference was the first co-ordinated world wide effort to study the development and implications of large-scale systems of public information for developed countries, and it included statistical policy experts from government and international organisations, academia and the business community.
Main Description
This volume compares various approaches for developing key indicator systems that provide reliable information spanning the social, economic, and environmental domains. The book contains the proceedings of the World Forum on Key Indicators held in Palermo in 2004. The policy-oriented forum brought together high-level statistical policymakers from governments, experts from academia and international organizations, journalists, and decisionmakers from the business community. This was the first coordinated worldwide effort to study the development and implications of large-scale systems of public information for developed countries.
Table of Contents
The ECB's use of statistics and other information for monetary policyp. 20
Key national indicator systems : an opportunity to maximize national progress and strengthen accountabilityp. 29
Building knowledgep. 33
Developing key national indicators for the United Statesp. 40
Measuring for decision making : soft and hard use of indicators in regional development policiesp. 50
Measuring for decision making - official statistics for decision making and evaluation : territorial indicatorsp. 75
Measures of Australia's progress - a case study of a national report based on key economic, social and environment indicatorsp. 88
Statistical indicators for broad policy purposes in Ireland : developing the consensus between statistics and politicsp. 104
Measurement of government output and productivity for the national accounts in the UK : "the Atkinson review"p. 116
OECD's role in global governance : the contribution of structural indicators and benchmarkingp. 129
The impact of statistics on a competitive and knowledge-based economyp. 140
Composite indicators of environmental sustainabilityp. 154
The reduction of complexity by means of indicators : case studies in the environmental domainp. 163
Indicators and social accounting for 21st century social policyp. 176
Social inclusion - do we have the right indicators?p. 186
Social indicator systems : foundations for policy design and evaluation?p. 198
Information society : from statistical measurement to policy assessmentp. 218
Measurements in support of policy decisionsp. 234
The use and abuse of real-time and anecdotal information in monetary policy makingp. 241
Indicators on public administration : democracy, efficiency, due process of lawp. 256
Healthy people : three decades of national healthp. 259
International benchmarking as a tool for regional policy making : experiences and challengesp. 270
The spatial monitoring system office German federal office for building and regional planning (BBR) as a tool for political counsellingp. 280
Societal indicators and government-wide reporting in the government of Canadap. 306
Natural capital : new measures to monitor the economy's ecological foundationsp. 319
Using quality of life indicators to inform policy and planning : a New Zealand examplep. 330
Indicators and benchmarking as a support to the decision-making process : the Italian experience in active employment policiesp. 342
New public management reform and the legacy of the developmental state in Koreap. 351
Composite indicators - the controversy and the way forwardp. 359
Millennium development goals : measuring and monitoring global progressp. 374
Indicators for EU policy making : the example of structural indicatorsp. 385
The use of indicators for better policy makingp. 400
Sustainable development indicators for policy makingp. 407
Statistics, accounts and key indicators compiled by Central Banks : the case of the ECBp. 416
Financial stability policy and statisticsp. 426
Collaborating with civil society : reflections from Australiap. 434
Measuring and monitoring economic and social well-being : comments from a labour perspectivep. 453
Using indicators to engage citizens : the Oregon Progress Board experiencep. 462
China's economic indicator system and government auditingp. 472
Indicators and public accountability in Indiap. 476
Enhancing public accountability : national performance indicators and the role of the board of audit of Japanp. 487
Agree on numbers while discussing words : or is it just the opposite?p. 494
Good and bad in Britain and what the press makes of itp. 501
The growing demand for statistics : challenges and opportunitiesp. 513
New software brings statistics beyond the eyep. 522
Measurement of social capital in the UKp. 532
Towards an atlas of social capital and institutions in Italy : strategy, developments and open issuesp. 536
Gender statistics and the work of the National Development Plan Gender Equality Unit, Irelandp. 551
Gender equality statistics and indicators : the Canadian experiencep. 567
Rewarding jobs : government policy and work incentivesp. 577
Opening remarks to the workshop on FDI statistics for policy makingp. 593
Measuring foreign direct investmentp. 597
Multiple indicators for multiple uses : United States statistics on foreign direct investmentp. 619
Agricultural support indicators : measurement, meaning and usep. 635
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