Around the world governments and community organisations are using wellbeing to improve their policies and practices.
The Carnegie UK Trust was set up by Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1913 to improve the wellbeing of people in the UK and Ireland. Taking their lead from the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission and from their own international research, they believe that wellbeing provides a way for decision-makers to better understand the potential impact of their work on citizens, leading to more joined-up and preventative working.


The Trust is now seeking examples of innovative examples of wellbeing frameworks being used in policy and practice, from across the globe. They have set up a short survey to gather evidence, with a £1,000 prize on offer for the initiative they deem to be most impactful.  The deadline for responses is 16 December 2016.


Last month they launched the report Sharpening our Focus: Guidance on wellbeing frameworks for cities and regions, developed in partnership with the OECD Regional Development Policy Division. They’ve had significant interest in the report, with widespread coverage on Twitter, and blogs and articles published for a number of external organisations.


Carnegie UK have launched the survey as part of their follow up programme of activities from this report.
Many of those doing this work are ‘hidden’ to the international wellbeing community. They are not statisticians or academics or experts, but people using the concepts to affect change in their own areas.


They hope to gather enough responses to publish a short report, highlighting international innovation and celebrating success.
To support them to achieve this, please participate in the survey, and share with individuals or organisations you know of using wellbeing in their work.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Rebekah Menzies, Carnegie UK Trust Policy Officer (