As part of a year-long commission, the 'Wellbeing and Policy' report seeks to illustrate the strengths and limitations of wellbeing analysis and provides original and authoritative guidance on the implications for public policy.
It is widely agreed that GDP is an important yet insufficient measure of national success. In an attempt to broaden the scope for public policy
analysis, a lot of progress has been made on developing the measurement of individual wellbeing, but a lot remains to be done on how best to apply
these data to policymaking. The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy works to fill this gap and explore how wellbeing analysis can be usefully
applied to policy.
The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy was chaired by former UK Cabinet Secretary, Lord O'Donnell.
The report was launched on Thursday, 20 March 2014. It was followed by a livestreamed presentation of key findings, panel discussion and Q&A in London on Friday, 21 March
2014. Summary and video available here.
Further information about the Wellbeing and Policy commission and report, including author biographies and video interviews, available here.
The Commission is politically independent, and includes an international perspective in its work.