Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

How should we measure national success? 

1st March 2016

Chair: Mark Easton, BBC News Home Editor

This event brought together parliamentarians and key players from across civil society and the business world to discuss the question: ‘How should we measure national success?’

The roundtable opened with a brief presentation by the New Economics Foundation, summarising their recent call on the ONS to adopt five headline indicators that focus on Good Jobs, Wellbeing, Environment, Fairness and Health, to ensure that policy-making reflects public priorities and engages the electorate. The presentation was followed by reflections from parliamentarians, and a roundtable discussion exploring the issues raised, and the possibilities of further parliamentary activity on this topic.

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy