Government of Canada is “re-defining progress” Reply

Policy Horizons Canada, a think-tank within the Government of Canada,  published a report at the end of 2011 entitled “Re-defining progress: The well-being objective.” The report documents the rise of the “well-being movement”  – that is, questioning the current practice of measuring progress in purely economic terms and shifting the focus towards well-being – and the forces that could move well-being onto the Canadian Policy Agenda by 2025. Beyond the international forces, the report identifies seven specific pressures internal to Canada, ranging from aging population to equity. The report also discusses the “well-being approach” and Canada-specific future  in a form of open questions focusing on topics such as GDP, metrics of well-being, globalization, resource constraints, etc.

Link: Re-defining progress: The well-being objective

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