Conference 4


17 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 PM CET

How do we measure progress?

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2.00 - 4.00 PM CET


Introduction to the Conference

Dr. Petra Kuenkel

Global Transformation and Leadership Expert; Member of the Executive Committee, Club of Rome, Founder, Collective Leadership Institute, Fellow World Academy of Arts and Science

How do we measure progress towards a sustainable future?


Keynote conversation: Replacing GDP with sustainability

Rutger Hoekstra

Visiting Researcher at Leiden University, CEO Metrics for the Future

Metrics that help us into a transformed future


Keynote conversation: Helping companies on the route to net-zero

Melanie Wilneder

Manager Sustainability Solutions en ENGIE Impact

How environmental indicators translate into financial decision-making

Interactive session

Measuring what we really value: Which metrics can guide us to steward transformative change together?


The empowering role of process monitoring

Elisabeth Kühn

Strategic Advisor and Transformation Network Expert; Managing Partner at the Collective Leadership Institute


Experiences from youth employment in Morocco

Meryam Drissi

Expert at GIZ for promoting youth employment in rural areas

Lisa Etzoldt

Technical Advisor at GIZ for promoting youth employment in rural areas and for the sector sustainable economic development

Metrics that promote collaborative delivery


Measuring enhancements in the Egyptian Dual System of Technical Education

Ranya Atef

Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Egypt

Sanja Kruse

Technical Advisor TVET & Labor Markets at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Nader Nabil

Head of Component at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

How a focus on process quality monitoring led to transformative changes

Interactive session

Empowering people to use metrics for creating awareness and driving transformations


Where from here?

The way we currently measure societal progress, most importantly the GDP indicator, does not reflect neither wellbeing nor a healthy planet. At the heart of how we measure progress and process we need to bring the question about what societies truly value and how human presence can live in harmony with nature.

Monitoring progress, both qualitatively and quantitatively, creates awareness of how our transformative change efforts lead to sustainable pathways. Therefore, it is not only important to ask what gets measured, but also who gives input to the monitoring of progress. Transformation Literacy enables us to create metrics that reflect sustainability criteria and also to engage people into co-developing such criteria.

“Human consciousness, must be holistic and encompassing, bridging the gap between thought and action, linking the past to the present and the future, democratizing access to resources, eliminating waste and fostering regeneration.”

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Sustainability expert and investor

How do we monitor not only progress but also process?

Empowering metrics are an entry point to awareness – about the quality of change we achieve, but also about the quality of our collaboration. The purpose of monitoring process is to keep track of the quality of collaboration in transformative change – because the better we work together the more effective the outcomes. How do we make sense together of a situation and how we all contribute to it? How do we find collective assessments that help us learn together faster?

Both progress and process monitoring help us into effectiveness when:

  • they foster awareness of the current situation and create transparency;
  • they become feedback systems that inspire action;
  • they enhance our responsibility to improve a situation together.

Monitoring done well contributes to building and maintaining an enlivening learning culture among those who aspire to steward transformative change together – in partnerships, alliances, and networks.

In this conference session, we will explore, how monitoring approaches can empower stakeholders to learn together faster, so that they guide us to steward transformative change together.