When it comes to wellbeing, few people would have a better sense of how the world is faring than Carrie Exton, head of monitoring global wellbeing and its progress in the OECD's Statistics and Data group. Exton is the the lead author a for the OECD's flagship well-being publication How's Life? and she co-authored the OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-Being. She was in New Zealand recently from September 5-7 speaking at the Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy. Her speech was 'The OECD Better Life Initiative: where are we now, and what's next?'