The objective of WeD is to develop a conceptual and methodological
approach for understanding the social and cultural construction
of wellbeing in developing countries. An international, interdisciplinary
team draws together perspectives from across the social sciences
in a major programme of comparative research, focused on six communities
in each of four countries: Ethiopia, Thailand, Peru and Bangladesh.
The research raises fundamental questions both for the academic
study of development, and for the policy community.
Further details of how the research questions are
addressed see Research Statement
and Methods Toolbox.
For a wider perspective see the proceedings of
the WeD International
Conference 28-30 June 2007.
Comments on WeD Research
'Your ideas and achievements helped us to further
specify our own
activities in the next two years centring around "Work and
Johannes JÜTTING, OECD Development Centre