Available at its ‘Better Life Index‘ site, this index is part of the move, in the spirit of the Stiglitz commission, to broaden evaluations of economic performance beyond GDP, which Robert Kennedy famously commented
does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile
The OECD Better Life index measures few of these things either, but it does have a variety of indicators, and what is especially noteworthy from a QM teaching perspective, it allows individuals to weight each indicator according to their own preferences and compare countries on that basis.
The results are of limited use for analysis, but they could be a good way to teach about weights, or the issues involved in constructing summary indicators.
The website is interactive and has a range of information about the data used to construct each element of the index, country rankings on each of these, and discussion of the nature of measurement as well as the data itself downloadable as excel files.