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Appendix 1 - Background Notes

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In order to inform the development of this set of well-being indicators, many international versions were researched. These include;

  • The Canadian index of Well-being

  • Measures of Australia’s Progress

  • Office of National Statistic (ONS) UK – Measuring national wellbeing

  • Eurostat – Quality of Life

  • OECD – How’s Life?

  • Virginia Performs

  • Bhutan Happiness Index

  • Report of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

  • Well-being Matters: A Social Report for Ireland – Volumes 1 and 2

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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