Monthly Archives: March 2014

Imagine PM telling Cabinet that budget allocation will be based on well-being impact

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March 2014 saw the publication of what could become a momentous report, that of The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy chaired by former UK Cabinet Secretary, Gus O’Donnell. It makes the case for putting the pursuit of wellbeing at the heart of public policy. Though very challenging – difficulties over definition, data, key drivers of change, and the ‘why   …Continue Reading


Enhancing citizens’ well-being – a view from across the Channel

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Hello everyone! I’m Marie-Amélie Viatte, one of the GLADS team members. I’m French and thought that it’d be nice to bring you a view on well-being from across the Channel. One of the GLADS themes at the forthcoming May event (14-15th in Edinburgh, for your diary) is “place and space” and so the example of   …Continue Reading


Reflections on the GLADS launch seminar

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Wellbeing, meaning and measurement The 2014 Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) seminar series on wellbeing is a timely opportunity to explore the concept from diverse perspectives. I am part of the Good Lives and Decent Societies (GLADS) team, considering individual and societal factors to support wellbeing across relevant policy areas. The first of three events   …Continue Reading


Welcome to GLADS!

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Welcome to the GLADS blog! Please click on the ‘About’ tab to find out the background to this project and get in touch – by email, Twitter, or here via this blog – to contribute to this knowledge exchange series. With this project, we want to facilitate a better understanding, assessment and promotion of well-being   …Continue Reading