The Inauguration of HumanProgress.org
A growing body of evidence points to dramatic improvements in human well‐being. These improvements are especially striking in the developing world, but unfortunately, there is often a wide gap between the reality and public perception. A realistic look at the state of humanity must, in addition to recognizing persisting problems, acknowledge positive long‐term developments. How best to do that?
10:00 – 10:40 a.m. Launch of HumanProgress.org
Please join us as Marian L. Tupy and Marc Garrett introduce HumanProgress.org—a comprehensive new research tool that will allow users to:
- Explore human development indicators from a variety of sources
- Compare different indicators with one another
- Create and share graphics in a visually compelling way
- Calculate differences in human well‐being between different countries over time
10:40 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Robert Zoellick will discuss the importance of Open Data and HumanProgress.org as a research tool in economic development and human progress.
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
What is the extent of improvements in human well‐being and what challenges lie ahead? That will be the topic of conversation between two distinguished journalists, Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post and Ronald Bailey of Reason magazine.
1:00 p.m. Lunch