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Well-being: International work

The UK is not the only country to develop measures of well-being. Over the last decade there has been growing interest among other National Statistics Institutes and international organisations, such as Eurostat and the OECD, in developing measures to better reflect well-being and the social, economic and environmental progress of countries.

There have been a number of key international developments including:

It is important that we engage with the international well-being agenda in order to develop a shared framework for defining and measuring well-being, harmonise data collection to allow comparison across countries and share best practice.

Other countries that have done similar research include;

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Measures of Australia's progress

Institute of well-being: The Canadian index of well-being

The State of the USA website

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