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  1. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Task Force for Measuring Sustainable Development (TFSD) Rutger Hoekstra/Jan Pieter Smits Chairmen and editors of the TFSD UNECE, Geneva, May 12th 2012

  2. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Introduction • TFSD Mandate • Conceptual framework • Sustainable development indicators • Rio+20

  3. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek TFSD Mandate • Follow-up of Working Group for Statistics for Sustainable Development (WGSSD) • Task Force for Measuring Sustainable Development (TFSD) • Joint task force of UNECE/Eurostat/OECD • Reports to the Conference of European Statisticians • Time line • Start: September 2009 • Global consultations: February 2013 • Final report: June 2013 • Mandate • Continue conceptual work (social and human capital) • Propose a set of Sustainable Development Indicators • Philosophy • Not forcing one view of SD • Identifying areas of agreement/disagreement • Building an inclusive flexible framework

  4. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Conceptual framework • History of measurement • Main areas of agreement/disagreement • An inclusive conceptual framework

  5. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek History • System of National Accounts (SNA) • Development took centuries • Harmonisation took decades • GDP criticised for decades • Pre Brundtland (<1987) • Economic composite indicators (e.g. SNI, GPI, ISEW) • Post Brundtland (>1987) • Economic and non-economic composite indicators (e.g. HDI, Ecological footprint) • Indicators sets (e.g. UN, Eurostat) • Satellite accounts (e.g. SEEA)

  6. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Agreement/Disagreement • Agreement • Definition: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ (Brundtland report) • But: An enourmous array of methods and measurement systems • Disagreement: 5 main debates • Ecological vs. broad societal perspective • Integrated vs. future oriented view • Composite indicators vs. SDI sets • Monetisation • Policy vs. conceptual approach • Participants in the debate • Academics • Statisticians • Policy makers • Aim: an inclusive conceptual framework • Brundtland report • Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi • Economic theory/Other social science • “Here and now” vs. “Later” vs. “Elsewhere”

  7. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Capital en human wellbeing Human Wellbeing Consumption Debate 1: Ecological of broad societal Capital Economic capital Human capital Natural capital Social capital Ecological wellbeing

  8. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Now vs. later Debate 2: Integrated vs. future oriented approach Human wellbeing Human wellbeing Consumption Consumption Other Debate 3: Composite or indicator sets Income Production Investments Capital Capital Debate 4: Monetisation Depreciation Here and Now Later Time

  9. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Here vs. elsewhere Financial transfers Human wellbeing Human wellbeing Consumption Consumption Migration Knowledge Production/ Investments Imports/ exports Production Capital Capital Natural capital Human capital Global capital Here Elsewhere Space

  10. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Sustainable Development Indicators • Large and small set of indicators • Conceptual versus thematic classification • 3 indicator sets • Large set – Conceptual (“Here and now vs. later vs. elsewhere” ) (60 indicators) • Large set – Thematic (90 indicators) • Small set – Thematic (24 indicators) • Selection procedure • “Ideal indicators” (Conceptual considerations) • Commonalities between 10 indicator systems • Data availibility

  11. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Large set - Conceptual – “Here and now”

  12. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Large set - Conceptual – “Later”

  13. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Large set - Conceptual – “Elsewhere”

  14. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek From conceptual to thematic classification

  15. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Large set - Thematic classification - examples

  16. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Small set – Thematic classification

  17. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Data availaibility and official statistics

  18. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Rio+20 • Paragraph 38: “We recognize the needforbroadermeasures of progressto complement grossdomestic product in order tobetterinform policy decisions, and in thisregard we request the United Nations Statistical Commission, in consultationwith relevant United Nations system entitiesandother relevant organizations, tolaunch a programme of work in this area building on existinginitiatives.” • Sustainabledevelopment goals (SDGs)/ Post 2015 • Open Working Group forSustainable Development Goals • High-level Panel of Prominent Persons

  19. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Data availability worldwide

  20. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Outcome of CES discussion

  21. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek Contact • Rutger Hoekstra (r.hoekstra@cbs.nl), Twitter: @Rutger_Hoekstra • Jan Pieter Smits (jp.smits@cbs.nl)