5th OECD World Forum: Transforming Policy, Changing Lives

5th OECD World Forum: Transforming Policy, Changing Lives
October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015

The Forum will bring together hundreds of experts from government, international organizations, official statistics, civil society, business and academia to move forward the international agenda on well-being and sustainability, with confirmed speakers including:

• Angel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD;

• Eduardo Sojo, President, INEGI;

• Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz;

• Professor Richard Layard;

• Professor Ravi Kanbur;

• Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC);

• Fabrizio Barca, Ministry for Economy and Finance, former Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Italy;

• Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of The Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB);

• Aïcha bah Diallo, Chairman, Forum for African Women Educationalists; and

• Gus O’Donnell, Chair, Frontier Economics. 

2015 marks the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals and the launch of a new process to make sustainable development a reality worldwide. Now more than ever the time is right to explore ways to enact change in policy and people’s behaviour to promote the well-being of individuals and the progress of societies beyond GDP.

As well as presenting concrete examples of policies, frameworks, institutions and measures that promote well-being around the world today, the 5th Forum will allow for the discussion of broader implementation issues across a number of topics of relevance to well-being policy and the SDG agenda.

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