Exploring and measuring future well-being
Navigating the most pressing well-being challenges facing governments and citizens in the future will require new ways of measuring, thinking and acting. More than ever, many of these challenges will need coordinated approaches and collective action, both within and between countries. However, as the world gets more connected, it is also getting more fragmented and polarised. These sessions will explore a range of new and cross-cutting issues towards gaining a common vision of important emerging issues for future well-being. In addition, three specific themes will look in more detail at three key trends impacting future lives.
Digitalisation and well-being
Technologies, smart applications and other innovations in the digital economy will improve people’s life experiences and help address statistical and policy challenges in a wide range of areas including health, public governance, tax, transport, education, and the environment. However, digital technologies will also be disruptive, with far-reaching effects on inequalities, employment and well-being. These sessions will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the “digital transformation”.
Governance in a complex world
These sessions will address the new modes of governance that are needed to ensure inclusive growth and sustainable well-being in the coming years. They will address issues such as the need for an ‘empowering state’ that invests in fostering equality and improving people’s lives, how governments can and should work together with non-state actors from the private sector and civil society, how to ensure international cooperation into the future, how to make the connection between local action and global realities, and how to rebuild trust amongst citizens.
Business and well-being
Achieving sustainable and inclusive well-being in the coming years will mean leveraging the important role of non-state actors, and particularly the private sector, in shaping good outcomes for individuals, communities and societies. These sessions will discuss how a well-being and inclusive growth approach can be fully integrated into business models and measurement frameworks, giving voice to business leaders who are setting a new course to foster more sustainable and people-minded strategies.