Measuring what matters: the role of well-being methods in development policy and practice

McGregor, Allister, Coulthard, Sarah and Camfield, Laura (2015) Measuring what matters: the role of well-being methods in development policy and practice. Working Paper. Overseas Development Institute, online.

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Abstract

In this paper we explore how the measurement of human well-being might contribute to making development policy and practice more effective. While most of the current initiatives are to develop measures of well-being at the level of the nation state (for the purposes of national policy deliberation or for between state comparisons), this paper focuses on a less prominent discussion about how the concept of well-being might be made relevant for the development frontline: for development policy and practice at the level of the project or programme (Rojas, 2008; Camfield and McGregor, 2009). In particular it considers how a comprehensive assessment of human well-being, and particularly one that integrates consideration of subjective well-being, might be adopted into the routines of development.

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 15:35
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23421

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