Former Head of, Australian Bureau of Statistics; Chair, Global Executive Board, World Bank
There is widespread belief that we need to go beyond GDP to measure the progress of our societies but the methodology for doing so was not agreed. The CIW clearly intended to go about this in a professional way involving some of the best minds in Canada. It could provide a model for the rest of the world. As well as making a contribution based on my experience, I thought I could learn a lot from being involved in the process.