The Beyond GDP initiative is about developing indicators that are as clear and appealing as GDP, but more inclusive of environmental and social aspects of progress. Economic indicators such as GDP were never designed to be comprehensive measures of prosperity and well-being. We need adequate indicators to address global challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, poverty, resource depletion, health and quality of life.conference summary(pdf, 621 kb) is available for download, and more details may be found under 2007 conference. GDP partners continue to work on improving our measures of progress, wealth and well-being. In August 2009, the European Commission released its road map, the Communication “GDP and beyond: Measuring progress in a changing world”. The Communication outlines an EU roadmap with five key actions to improve our indicators of progress in ways that meet citizens’ concerns and make the most of new technical and political developments.