National Well-being

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Aims to promote discussion and debate on the development of new measures of national well-being and how they can be used to meet the needs of policy and the public. This is a new community in its early stages.

Wellbeing methods and measures programme

  • 1.  Wellbeing methods and measures programme

    Posted 11 days ago
    Dear National Well-being community member,

    I hope this is of interest to you and/or your colleagues. Please draw this to the attention of anyone you think might be interested -

    The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has announced that funding is available for a 'methods and measures' programme. There is £550k for this programme, proposals from academic consortia must be received by 20th June and the Centre will be part of the awarding panel. The ESRC has reserved an additional £125k for this programme to be awarded directly to the Centre in support of any successful proposal, The announcement and further details are here.

    You may have seen from my previous posting that the Centre earlier announced a funding call with the ESRC to fund up to 6 Secondary Data Analysis projects, up to £300k each. The Centre will be listed as a research partner on the proposals, and will work with successful applicants to develop and deliver the projects. I am pleased to update you on this initiative. There were two deadlines for submissions to ESRC. The Centre submitted to the ESRC one proposal for the end-March deadline.  The Centre had over 100 enquiries in total and is currently narrowing down the pool of proposals (based on quality, relevance to the Centre's strategic priority themes and appetite from co-funders) to identify the ones it would like to submit for the second, end-July deadline. If successful, the March submission will commence in October. Successful July submissions will commence at the start of 2020.

    Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the secondary data analysis initiative. I feel sure this will result in many policy-relevant findings, as well as help maximise the value of the personal well-being data already collected.

    Paul Allin
    Chair, Advisory Panel, What Works Centre for Wellbeing

    Paul Allin
    Visiting Professor
    Department of Mathematics
    Imperial College London