Global Wellbeing Indicators
Designers and people in general are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect [a] marriage between past and present.
The GWI is the brainchild of Richard Barrett, Managing Director of the Barrett Academy for the Advancement of Human Values.
“With the creation of the GWI we now have a reliable tool that allows us to monitor and compare the wellbeing of the citizens of 145 nations.”
– Richard Barrett
In September 2020, Richard Barrett asked Pamela Doherty, the CEO and Co-Founder of AxiaOrigin, to test the validity of the GWI model and develop software to visualize the data. This website shows the results of this collaboration.
“As we face increased global challenges, it is more important than ever that we take a more holistic view of wellbeing, and develop an approach to measurement that enables us to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”
– Pamela Doherty