Maryland developed its Genuine Progress Indicator to measure how development activities impact long-term prosperity, both positively and negatively. Here in Maryland and across the globe, people are continually challenged by the need to find a balance between advancing economic gain and ensuring social well-being.
Traditional indicators like the Gross Domestic/State Products address only economic transactions. They do not include the environmental and social costs of what we buy, the quality of life impacts of how we live, or fully appreciate the significant contributions of our natural systems.
We invite you to learn how we developed our GPI, find out how Maryland is doing in 26 different indicators, and explore a model to see how policy decisions made today may affect future generations.
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The Case for New Measures of Growth & Prosperity
In managing the Maryland Genuine Progress Indicator (MD-GPI), I am often asked a very simple question: Why? Why are we trying to put a monetary figure on things we all care about – spending time with our family, enjoying clean air and drinking water, volunteering in our community – when most people would consider them ‘priceless’?
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