New one-day course on wellbeing and cost effectiveness in policy – 4 October, London
Wed, Oct 4, 10 am – 5pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
How does your policy or programme impact people’s wellbeing? Is it good value for money?
Our free, one-day course in partnership with LSE will offer you a useful new way to measure the direct relationship between any policy or programme and its impact on people’s wellbeing. It draws on fresh, practical thinking from Lord Gus O’Donnell, Professor Richard Layard and other leading policy and wellbeing experts to give you the tools to calculate whether your policies or interventions are cost effective.
If you create or influence national or local policy, or run public programmes, you probably already know that improving people’s wellbeing is the ultimate goal of any policy or public service. This is true whether it’s within employment, health, planning, economics or any other sector.
Yet, until now, there’s been no way to understand what’s the best value for money when it comes to designing policies and programmes that improve people’s lives.
That’s why we are excited to announce this course, designed by the LSE and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. It lays out what factors determine wellbeing, then dives straight into the big ideas behind this transformative way of making and shaping policy.
Because this is a practical course, we have an optional bespoke ‘surgery’ session for those facing specific questions about a policy or project they are designing or influencing. Numbers for the surgery will be capped at 25, on a first come, first served basis.
What will be covered?
- What causes wellbeing, and what scope is there for improving it? Andrew Clark
- Putting it into practice: what does this mean for national policy? For local authorities? Interactve session covering findings from the what works evidence. What Works Centre for Wellbeing
- Lunch: Stalls with what works material, outputs from academic teams on hand to answer questions.
- Putting it into practice: Understanding what works – and the challenges. What Works Centre for Wellbeing
- The new cost effectiveness analysis with wellbeing as the measure of benefit. Paul Frijters and Martin Knapp
- How wellbeing affects health and productivity. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
- Closing remarks. Lord Gus O’Donnell