Published on October 06, 2014
Also available in: French
How’s life? The answer can depend on the region in which you live. Many factors that influence people’s well-being are local issues, such as employment, access to health services, pollution and security. Policies that take into account regional differences beyond national averages can therefore have a greater impact on improving well-being for the country as a whole.
This report presents the OECD analytical framework for measuring well-being at the regional level, as well as internationally comparable indicators on 9 well-being dimensions for 362 regions across 34 OECD countries. It also sets out guidance for all levels of government in using well-being measures to better target policies at the specific needs of different communities. Drawing on a variety of practical experiences from OECD regions and cities, the report discusses methodological and political solutions for selecting regional well-being outcome indicators, monitoring the progress of regional well-being performance over time, and implementing a process of multi-stakeholder engagement to promote social change.
|Foreword and Acknowledgements|
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|A framework for measuring regional and local well-being|
|How to measure regional and local well-being|
|Using well-being measures to improve policy results in regions and cities|
Using well-being indicators for policy making: Regional initiatives7 chapters available
Regional well-being in OECD countries33 chapters available
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