9th June 2014
Our fifth and final evidence session took a step back from policy detail to explore overarching questions about the role of well-being in policy, and the challenges that must be overcome to accelerate the shift to a well-being approach. The keynote speaker was Lord Gus O’Donnell, who introduced his recent report as Chair of the Legatum Commission on Wellbeing and Policy.
The expert witnesses were:
– Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary (keynote speaker)
– Lord Richard Layard, fellow Legatum Commissioner and member of the APPG as well as a leading expert on well-being economics
– Simon Fiander, Clerk to the Environmental Audit Committee, who gave an overview of their own recently published report on well-being