Call for Action: New Conception of Prosperity and Measures of Progress Needed

To overcome the major challenges the world is facing today – from recovering from the pandemic to mitigating climate change – the global community will need concerted, transformative policy efforts, aligned with collective values and societal goals. To achieve this, a new conception of prosperity, along with a related comprehensive yet concise set of goalpost indicators, are needed. We call upon the G7 to begin systematically measuring progress through internationally comparable, multidimensional metrics that cover (1) social well-being, (2) economic well-being, and (3) environmental sustainability.


Do you want to co-sign the Call for Action? Then do so by 26 June

To co-sign the Call for Action, please fill in the form below. Your support is very valuable and appreciated and it will help to raise attention for the topic of new measurement. 

Your support will be published  in an appendix to the Call for Action on this website and on shortly before the G7 summit in Elmau. 

Initial signatories 

Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan | Jonathan Barth (Co-Director) and Jakob Hafele (Co-Director), ZOE Institute for Future-Fit Economies, Germany | Livia Bizikova (Lead, Monitoring and Governance, Tracking Progress), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada* | Franco Bruni (Vice President), Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy | Jakob Dirksen (Research and Policy Officer), Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, UK | Earth4All, Switzerland | Andrew Fanning (Data Analysis & Research Lead), Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), UK | Marc Fleurbaey (Professor), Paris School of Economics (PSE), France | Doris Fuchs (Professor), University of Münster (WWU), Germany | Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors: Community and Family Aid Foundation, Ghana; Friends of the Disabled Association, Lebanon; Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Loreto Generalate, USA; International Presentation Association, USA; JusticeMakers, Bangladesh; National Union on Intellectual Disability, Lebanon; Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies, Jordan | Amanda Janoo (Economics and Policy Lead), Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), UK | Hajo Lanz (Director), Friedrich Ebert Foundation Geneva, Switzerland | Katharina Lima de Miranda (Program Manager), The New Institute (TNI), Kiel Institute for the World | Economy (IfW), Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), Germany |  Colin Mayer (Emeritus Professor), Saïd Business School (SBS), University of Oxford, UK | Henrietta Moore (Founder & Director, Professor), Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), University | College London (UCL), UK | Narasimha D. Rao (Associate Professor), Yale School of the Environment (YSE), USA | Social Progress Imperative, USA | Robert Smith, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Midsummer Analytics, Canada | Dennis J. Snower (Founder & President), Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), Germany; The New Institute (TNI), Germany; Hertie School of Governance (HSoG), Germany; Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET Oxford) and Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK; Brookings Institution, USA | Judith Stroehle (Senior Research Fellow), Saïd Business School (SBS), University of Oxford, UK | Zakaria Zoundi (Policy Advisor), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada 

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