Carnegie UK is a wellbeing organisation, set up over 100 years ago to promote collective wellbeing in the UK and Ireland. Over that time, wellbeing has meant different things to different generations, and we have continued to refine what we do.
In 2020, we launched our Gross Domestic Wellbeing (GDWe) index for England. GDWe offers a holistic alternative to GDP as a measure of social progress. Using the framework and data in the Office for National Statistics Measures of National Wellbeing Dashboard, we have developed – for the first time – a tool that provides a single figure for collective wellbeing in England.
In 2021, we re-examined our purpose and ways of working and launched our new Strategy for Change. GDWe remains a core focus of Carnegie UK’s work, and to help to deliver our programme outcome of sharing learning on alternative measures of progress to GDP, we would like to commission a review of academic literature on alternative measurements of wellbeing and challenges to GDP.
This work will provide an up-to-date academic underpinning to our own work on challenges and alternatives to GDP and will be drawn on to engage a new audience in conversations about collective wellbeing and social progress.
The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Thursday 19 May.