Why we do this

Improving wellbeing has been at the heart of our work for over 100 years. Today, we promote a number of strategic approaches to policy and practice development to enhance wellbeing outcomes for people. We are leading advocates for wellbeing frameworks that allow governments to measure social progress for citizens in a meaningful way. Personal agency is a critical and under-exploited aspect of wellbeing and we support decision makers to empower citizens to take more control of their own lives. Wellbeing can be enhanced by ‘unusual friends’ from different sectors working together to solve complex or intractable issues, and by sharing learning and lessons from different jurisdictions. We seek to explore and understand the opportunities that such learning and cross-sectoral working can bring.