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Examples of alternative indicators: well-being, happiness

Sources: World Happiness Report 2018, ; New Economics Foundation, Happy Planet Index,


These are alternative development indicators produced by non-governmental actors. The first, the Happy Planet Index, includes the ecological dimension and shows a favorable situation in Latin American and in some European and South East Asian countries. The second is the Happiness Score, which compiles the results of opinion polls carried out with populations and covering numerous subjects. In this case, well-being is perceived to be high on the American continent, in Western Europe, and in Oceania, but low in sub-Saharan Africa.


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