Forum On Key National Indicators: Assessing The Nation's Position And Progress
On Feb. 27, 2003, the General Accounting Office (GAO) in cooperation with the National Academies, hosted a forum on key national indicators. The purpose of the forum was to have a rich and meaningful dialogue on whether and how to develop a set of key national indicators for the U.S. The forum brought together a diverse group of national leaders to discuss the following: How are the world's leading democracies measuring national performance? What might the U.S. do to improve its approach and why? What are important areas to measure in assessing U.S. national performance? How might new U.S. approaches be led and implemented? Charts and tables.
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Side 28 - Improving the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children to the policy community and the general public; and • Encouraging the production and dissemination of better data on children at the State and local levels.
Side 53 - AIDS/HIV and malaria, (7) ensure environmental sustainability, and (8) create a global partnership for development with targets for aid, trade, and debt relief.
Side 57 - People 201 0 is a comprehensive set of disease prevention and health promotion objectives for the Nation to achieve over the first decade of the new century. Created by scientists both inside and outside of Government, it identifies a wide range of public health priorities and specific, measurable objectives.
Side 57 - It was developed by experts from businesses, environmental organizations, universities, and Federal, State, and local government agencies. It is designed to provide policy-makers and the general public with a succinct and comprehensive — yet scientifically sound and nonpartisan — view of "how we...
Side 19 - Boston Foundation, The Wisdom of Our Choices: Boston's Indicators of Progress, Change and Sustainability 2000 (Boston: 2000).
Side 23 - NEPA also established the Council on Environmental Quality to advise the President on environmental matters and to annually report on the state of the environment.
Side 28 - ... by John Jeter of the National Center for Health Statistics. Bob LeGrand, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, US Department of Education, coordinated the printing of the report. Highlights merica 's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1998 presents in a single document 23 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives, including their economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. This report also presents data on six key demographic...
Side 56 - Well-Being, 2003 is the seventh annual report to the Nation on the condition of children in America. Nine contextual measures describe the changing population, family, and environmental context in which children are living, and 25 indicators depict the well-being of children in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. This year's report has...