In France, research on local indicators’ inadequacies led a group of stakeholders and researchers in Grenoble to develop an alternative that focuses on social well-being and sustainability.
Blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in 2010. The losses produced by polluting companies should cost as ‘negative’ for a country’s growth.
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A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
The government’s budget documents are full of forecasts about where the economy is headed.
The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
Australian business confidence is falling, amid concerning signs from other economic indicators.
Australia's economic indicators are showing worrying signs, with business confidence falling in the face of continued low interest rates.
The African continent is embracing technology in varying degrees. Swimmers use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan.
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Science and technology is seen as a key driver of a nation's economic fortunes. How is the African continent faring a decade after the first major global survey on countries' performance?
The production of indicators, such as the World Economic Forum’s ranking of economies on competitiveness, is a political process.
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Governance indicators have become essential for policy formation and political decision-making, helping us make sense of the messy social world, manage and govern it.