Working and discussion papers
Allister McGregor, Sarah Coulthard and Laura Camfield
This project note examines how the measurement of human well-being might contribute to making development policy and practice more effective. A surge of interest in and initiatives to develop measures of human well-being as a yardstick of societal progress followed the publication of the Final Report of the ‘Commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress’ in 2009 (The Stiglitz Commission: Stiglitz, Sen and Fitoussie, 2009), with a large number of competing conceptualisations, methodologies and ideologies now underpinning the initiatives underway.
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