nef’s contribution to the ONS debate on measuring national well-being
In November 2010 the UK Prime Minister announced that subjective well-being will be measured at the national level
The OECD has announced its 3rd OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy which will ask the key questions ‘Is life getting better?’ ‘Are our societies really making progress?’ and ‘What are the new paradigms to measure progress?’.
This week saw the inaugural meeting of the first ever UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics.
The BBC home affairs editor Mark Easton has made the ‘fascinating National Accounts of Well-being site’ the topic of his blog for a second time.
nef's centre for well-being has developed a set of five evidence-based actions that, if practised regularly, can improve personal well-being.
nef's call for the introduction of National Accounts of Well-being is gathering support from a range of leading thinkers and commentators, including Professor Lord Richard Layard. “If policy makers are to make well-being a central objective they have to have ways of measuring it”.
Results from the first ever attempt to produce National Accounts of Well-being are revealed in a new report and website launched today, Saturday 24 January. The report, National Accounts of Well-being: bringing real wealth onto the balance sheet, presents the most comprehensive international analyses of well-being ever produced.