The big news for July at Wikiprogress was the integration of Wikichild into our progress content. Our research indicated a real need for a central knowledge-sharing platform for the child well-being community. To begin to meet this need we've created the Child well-being portal.
The new portal aims to give an overview of work on the measurement of child well-being globally and we've started by offering information on initiatives, events, newsletters and media content in this area. The portal relies on the worldwide community of researchers and other interested public to contribute their content and help share knowledge on the platform. We look forward to your feedback and contributions and to seeing this platform grow for the benefit of all.
Everybody is free to register and become an editor today!
Measuring What Matters
A new report issued by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), subtitled National Statistician's Reflections on the National Debate on Measuring Well-being, is part of the ONS programme of work on measuring national well-being.
Read the report
The UK National Well-being Project
Rise in "Happy Life Years" amongst developed nations
New results from the World Database of Happiness exploring trends in developed nations shows that life much improved between 1973 and 2010, the size of the gain being possibly unprecedented in human history.
Read the Trend Report
World Database of Happiness website
Community Portal spotlight:
Happiness should have a greater role in development policy - UN Member States
The General Assembly called on United Nations Member States to undertake steps that give more importance to happiness and well-being in determining how to achieve and measure social and economic development.
In a resolution adopted without a vote, the Assembly invited countries “to pursue the elaboration of additional measures that better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.”
See the Community Portal spotlight
New Wikiprogress.Stat data sets
We are updating all information on Wikiprogress.Stat, Wikiprogress' data warehouse. We are also adding to the information available. New data sets include:
Management Index and Status Index,
Data from The Measure of America:
American Human Development Index,
Education Enrolment and Attainment,
Life Expectancy at Birth and