June 2017

Incorporating wellbeing into policy analysis

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Wellbeing in policy analysis

Even though you have specific objectives in your area or department, your final aim is to improve people’s lives – to maximise ‘public value’, ‘social welfare’ or ‘wellbeing’. As per the Green Book, the UK Central Government Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation, good advice for decision-making should consider all the important impacts on people’s lives.

There is a large research literature that has identified the statistical predictors of human wellbeing and evaluations of the effectiveness of past interventions, which we can use to develop and deliver better policies.

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How does wellbeing change our approach?

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