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.