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People, Progress and Participation How Initiatives Measuring Social Progress Yield Benefits Beyond Better Metrics Report

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Jon Hall, Louise Rickard

Year: 2013

Keywords: Happiness, Wellbeing, sustainability

Access via http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xbcr/SID-ECFCC74B-C1DB6044/bst/xcms_bst_dms_37947_37948_2.pdf

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Abstract

The authors of this publication examine seven indicator projects, including Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness indicators, the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, the European Union’s Sustainable Development Indicators, the Jacksonville Community Indicators from the U.S. state of Florida, the New Zealand Quality of Life Project, the South Africa Development Indicators, and the Tasmania Together community consultation and goal-setting process. Although the approaches differ, they share in common the understanding among those driving them that the process by which these measures are selected is itself fundamental to the success of an initiative. Processes that build legitimacy and ownership will produce a better set of measures.

Journal Citation

ISSN 2193-8032

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