Deep Dives


Deep Dive 1A: Economy of well-being – a recipe for sustainable development 


  • Dr Christine Brown, WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development


  • Dr Markku Tervahauta, Director General, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  • Juan Luís Bermúdez, Minister for Human Development and Social Inclusion, Costa Rica
  • Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice, Wales
  • Dr Somchai Jitsuchon, Director of the Center for Sufficiency Education, the Yuwasathirakun Foundation, Thailand
  • Dr Suzy Morrissey, Research Associate, Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland
  • Donghyun Park, Principal Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

Countries are adopting the wellbeing approach as the basis for state budgeting and agenda-setting to achieve sustainable development. What is the expected impact, and how can more countries be supported in adopting this approach? Objective: To articulate how a change to a well-being economy approach can advance achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and greater health equity. To report practical ways of achieiving a well-being economy, underlining the importance of strong political leadership.