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IPD/JICA co-host Conference on Measurement of Well Being and Development in Durban, South Africa

November 12, 2015

International Convention Center   Durban, South Africa

Agenda  197kb pdf
Meeting Report  126kb pdf

The Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi (SSF) Commission Report revealed numerous issues in using GDP as the dominant factor in measuring human wellbeing and economic development in developing countries. To that end the IPD and the Research Institute of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency joined other partners in cohost a conference on the Measurement of Well Being and Development in Durban, South Africa from November 12-14. The conference focused on alternative conceptual frameworks and statistical methods in measuring wellbeing and economic development. The IPD thanks the Government of South Africa, the OECD-hosted High Level Expert Group, Center on Global Economic Governance (Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs) and Cornell University in making this conference a success.

  • Ravi Kanbur
    Speaker
    Professor of Economics
    Cornell University
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Speaker
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Ichiro Tambo
    Speaker
    Director
    JICA Research Institute
    JICA
  • Murray Leibbrandt
    Speaker
    Professor of Economics
    University of Cape Town
  • Jan Svejnar
    Speaker
    James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy; Director, Center on Global Economic Governance
    School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Akbar Noman
    Task Force Chair
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Ebrahim Patel
    Speaker
    Minister of Economic Development
    Government of South Africa
  • Marco Mira D'Ercole
    Speaker
    Head
    Household Statistics and Progress Measurement
    OECD
  • Lorenzo Fioramonti
    Speaker
    Professor
    Political Economy
    University of Pretoria
  • Vic Van Vuuren
    Task Force Chair
    Director
    ILO Africa
  • Frances Lund
    Speaker
    Professor
    Development Studies
    University of Kwa Zulu-Natal
  • William Baah-Boateng
    Speaker
    Senior Lecturer
    University of Ghana
  • Haroon Bhorat
    Speaker
    Professor
    Economics
    University of Cape Town
  • Margaret Kakande
    Task Force Chair
    Head
    Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit
    Ministry of Finance, Uganda
  • Rashad Cassim
    Speaker
    Head
    Research Department
    South African Reserve Bank
  • Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
    Speaker
    Senior Research Fellow
    International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Daniel Masolwa
    Speaker
    Statistician
    National Bureau of Statistics
    Tanzania
  • Chukwudozie Ezigbalike
    Speaker
    Chief
    Data Technology Section
    African Centre for Statistics, United Nations Eocnomic Commission for Africa
  • Ben Turok
    Task Force Chair
    Director
    Institute for African Alternatives
  • Servaas Van Der Berg
    Speaker
    Professor
    Economics
    Stellenbosch University
  • Luc Christiaensen
    Speaker
    Lead Economist
    Jobs Group
    World Bank
  • Dean Jolliffe
    Speaker
    Senior Economist
    Development Research Group
    World Bank
  • Ngone Diop
    Task Force Chair
    Senior Gender Advisor
    United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Sabina Alkire
    Speaker
    Professor
    University of Oxford
  • Gebrehiwot A. Kebedew
    Speaker
    Director of Programmes
    Ethiopian Development Research Institute
  • Luc Christiaensen
    Speaker
    Lead Economist
    Jobs Group
    World Bank
  • Montserrat Gomendio
    Speaker
    Deputy Director
    Directorate for Education and Skills
    OECD
  • Akbar Noman
    Speaker
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Grace Bediako
    Speaker
    Member
    National Development Planning Commission
    Ghana
  • Margaret Kakande
    Speaker
    Head
    Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit
    Ministry of Finance, Uganda
  • Imraan Valodia
    Speaker
    Dean
    Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management
    University of Witwatersrand
  • Jane Kabubo-Mariara
    Speaker
    Director
    School of Economics
    University of Nairobi
  • Pali Lehohla
    Speaker
    Statistician General
    South Africa
  • Haroon Bhorat
    Speaker
    Professor
    Economics
    University of Cape Town

Event Information

Type Meeting
Program Africa