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Examples of well-being studies using data beyond GDP

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Examples of well-being studies using data beyond GDP

Do you know any studies that uses data beyond GDP in your country and that you think are worthwhile to share? We provide you here with two examples, maybe you know others?


Italia - Istat: Benessere Equo e Sostenibile 2015 Report

The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) recently released the new Benessere Equo e Sostenibile - BES (fair and sustainable wellbeing) report. Launched in 2010 and now at its 3rd edition, this report aims at analysing both the people's wellbeing and its distribution in the Italian society. This edition has been enriched with new elementary indicators allowing for a better understanding of the Italian condition. Composite indicators have also been calculated with the COMIC software, specifically created by the BES scientific commission to synthesise and compare the elementary indicators. According to Giorgio Alleva, President of ISTAT, due to the ongoing relevance of BES the institute intends to improve the publication future editions. Read and download it here: http://www.istat.it/it/files/2015/12/Rapporto_BES_2015.pdf

UNDP Human Development Report 2015

The 2015 edition of the Human Development Report, annually published by the United Nations Development Programme, has been released. This edition is devoted to the analysis of work as a fundamental driver for enhancing human development. Not only formal employment is taken into account, but also informal work, including unpaid care jobs and volunteering. The link between work and human development is not automatic, as it depends on various conditions ranging from the quality of work for individuals to the societal value of work. A specific chapter focuses on sustainability: the UN led Sustainable Development Goals agenda aiming to improve human living conditions and opportunities by 2030 will impact on the status of human development. Read and download it here: http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/2015_human_development_report.pdf