The New Economics Foundation recently released a report entitled "Measuring our Progress: The Power of Wellbeing" The executive summary and a copy of the report is available at the link
Measuring our Progress: The power of well-being
For nearly a decade, the Centre for Well-being at nef has been calling for governments to measure people's well-being and to recognise that the economy - and economic growth in particular - is only ever a means to an end. Now there is growing interest in measuring and using well-being for policy amongst governments and official bodies in the UK, France, the European Union, the United Nations and the OECD. This report presents nef's contribution to the current debate about how well-being can be measured and how the data can be used to bring about more effective policy-making.