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Well-being 2011: International Conference Exploring
18th - 19th July 2011, Birmingham, U.K.
Birmingham City University,
in collaboration with The Royal Institute of British Architects,
is hosting this event.
For further details visit the conference
Wellbeing Assessment CPD Module, University
of Bath, January 2011
‘Wellbeing Assessment in Public Policy and Development Practice’,
a one-week intensive course at the University of Bath, is recruiting attendees
for its January 2011 course. For further details and to enrol please visit the course
website or email the course convenor, Sarah White: email@example.com
DSA Conference Panel on Wellbeing, November
'Old values, new practice? The politics of happiness
and wellbeing in daily lives and development policy and practice'
Panel convened by WeDNetwork at the Development Studies Association
Conference 2010: "Values, Ethics and Morality", 5 November
2010, Church House, Westminster.
Further details of presenters and paper titles available
here and via the conference
A contribution to the conference
blog by Sarah White is also available, discussing the prospects
and pitfalls of wellbeing as a focus in development.
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Understanding the Diversity of Conceptions of Well-Being
and Quality of Life. Des Gasper. Journal of Socio-Economics,
Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 351-360.
‘Analysing wellbeing. A framework for
development policy and practice.’ Sarah C. White. Development
in Practice, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp. 158-172.
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Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways has published its first briefing paper, which introduces the model of wellbeing assessment being developed and
applied in its three-year research project in Zambia and India.
• An integrated approach, which considers what people think and feel (subjective), what they have and do (objective) and the broader environment in which they live
• A multi-dimensional model, comprising eight interconnected domains, spanning material, relational and personal factors
• A contextual approach, which explores the different ways that people understand and seek to achieve wellbeing in varying cultural, political
and socio-economic situations
• A mixed method approach, involving qualitative discussion, reflection and case studies, as well as quantitative measures
For further information about the project visit www.wellbeingpathways.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See 'An integrated model for Assessing Wellbeing' [1MB]
Research on wellbeing and poverty secures ESRC/DFID
How does poverty affect wellbeing?
How does people’s general wellbeing affect their pathways
into, within and out of poverty?
||These questions are at the heart of
a three-year project undertaking research in rural communities
in Zambia and India. With two rounds of data collection
across two years, this will provide systematic new evidence
on the factors that promote wellbeing at personal and community
level, how these relate to poverty, and what drives change
over time. In partnership with local NGOs, the project
is also working to produce a statistically-tested approach
to assessing wellbeing in monitoring and evaluation of
poverty-focused development programmes. Based at the Centre
for Development Studies at the University of Bath, UK,
the project runs from 2010-13 and has been funded through
the ESRC/DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International
Development (Poverty Alleviation).
For more information see the project
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