Hello, young game-changers! Let's explore a new way of measuring progress that's about more than just GDP.

It's about creating a world that values holistic well-being, sustainability, and equality where everyone can thrive.

Why We Need to Rethink Progress

Today's world faces challenges like climate change, poverty, and rising living costs.

Our current economic models focus too much on activities that deplete the planet while ignoring aspects critical to sustaining life and human well-being.

We must rethink how we measure progress to get back on track with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Whole Picture

GDP is like a snapshot – it captures a moment in time but misses the full story.

It doesn't account for factors crucial to you, like quality education, healthcare, or living conditions.

Going beyond GDP means considering these elements, giving us a complete picture of a nation's progress.

A New Framework for Progress

This policy brief proposes new frameworks that "value what counts" for people, the planet, and the future.

It calls for a strong political commitment to create this framework, a robust technical and scientific process to develop key indicators beyond GDP, and a major initiative to help Member States use the new framework effectively.

Green Today, Green Tomorrow

GDP doesn't consider the environmental impact of economic activities.

Progress beyond GDP means considering environmental protection, ensuring a greener and healthier planet for you – our planet's future guardians – and the generations to come.

Young People’s Role in Shaping the Future

Young people play a critical role in this journey.

They can drive a more holistic view of progress by embracing this new framework.

Young people’s innovative ideas, passion, and vision can shape the world of tomorrow.

Think Outside the Box

 A future beyond GDP fosters innovative and ethical economies.

This resilience is essential for young nations building robust economies and for you as you navigate future uncertainties.

Long Term Vision

We can fundamentally alter policies and investments for the better by moving beyond GDP.

This could accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitment to leave no one behind.

It also encourages a long-term perspective, ensuring that decisions shape the world of tomorrow and setting the stage for the next 2100 Agenda.

Going beyond GDP means measuring what truly matters – the well-being of people and the planet. It's about ensuring you and future generations inherit a prosperous, sustainable, and fair world. So, let's redefine progress!

If you enjoyed our decoded version of the Our Common Agenda Policy Brief and want to delve into more detail on the recommendations for progress beyond GDP, you can immerse yourself in the full policy brief here.

To find out more about Our Common Agenda, click here.

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