1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
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This time line tracking selected international developments in progress measurement is intended as a brief and representative overview of the last decade.

Many other developments occurred before 2000. For example, in Australia there was a Senate Inquiry into National Wellbeing: A system of national citizenship indicators and benchmarks in 1996; a national conference on measuring national progress in 1997; and the release of the seminal publication Measuring Progress: Is life getting better?, edited by Richard Eckersley and published by CSIRO Publishing in 1998.

Some international developments before 2000 include the Human Development Index and the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) launched in the USA in 1990 and 1995 respectively.

This time line focuses on events concerned with presenting social and environmental measures together with economic measures. Another closely related area of development is the broader and very considerable social indicator movement which had its origins in the early 1970s when the OECD launched the 24-nation Social Indicators Program.

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