The project

About Makswell

MAKSWELL project proposes to extend and harmonise the indicators able to capture the main characteristics of the beyond-GDP approach proposing a new framework that includes them in the evaluation of the public policies. The main goals of the project can be summarized in the following four objectives:
  • Building up a database for a wide set of EU countries that selects and harmonizes the national framework on well-being as well as the available SDG indicators. Attention will be paid to the micro-macro approach derived inside the national account framework and to the opportunities for extending the SNA beyond GDP;
  • Improving the database both in relation to the timeliness and to the integration with big data measures and the methodologies able to reach these extensions;
  • Extending the geographical dimension especially focusing on the possible estimates of people vulnerability either looking at the measurement of poverty and inequality or to the measurement of regional inflation;
  • Using the extended database for policy evaluation at macro level and for building up two comprehensive pilot studies for Italy and Hungary.

Work Package 1

Analysis of existing frameworks

Work Package 2

Extended set of information

Work Package 3

Regional poverty measurement

Work Package 4

Time series and multivariate analysis

Work Package 5

Pilot study

Work Package 6

Dissemination & Communication

Work Package 7

Coordination & Management

Work Package 8

Ethics requirements

Project sheet

Project Acronym: MAKSWELL
Project Title: MAKing Sustainable development and WELL-being frameworks work for policy
Project Number: G.A. no. 770643
1 November 2017 – 30 April 2020
EU Financial Contribution: EUR 934,297.5
Funding Scheme: 
European Commission, Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme - Coordination and Support Actions
Call: H2020- SC6-CO-CREATION-2017
Activity: CO-CREATION-O7-2017
Project Officer:  
Marianne Paasi, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Scientific Coordinator:
 Fabio Bacchini, Istat (Italian National Institute of Statistics)
Project Manager: Maria Grazia Calza, Istat (Italian National Institute of Statistics)
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