Advancing a Well-Being Narrative

Expanding How Decision-Makers Think About Progress in Order to Transform Priorities and Actions, and Appendix

Published in: Metropolitan Group website (October 2022)

Posted on RAND.org on October 20, 2022

by Jennifer Messenger, Kirsten Gunst, AAYAAN, Eric Friedenwald-Fishman, Anita Chandra

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Well-being approaches, slowly gaining traction around the world, set human and planetary well-being as the definition of progress, centering policies, budgets and other actions on that goal. Accelerating this work in cities and countries requires a broader narrative about progress—shifting from "economic growth at all costs" to "well-being for all people." This guide offers insights on expanding the narrative of progress through various policy and communication levers across decisionmakers.

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