Wellbeing is advocated as a positive, more inclusive approach to development, which goes beyond a narrow focus on policy or programme objectives to comprehend the real impact on people’s lives. Wellbeing is, however, a highly contested term, with different concepts and methods producing quite different results. This briefing provides a guide to the main approaches and their strengths and weaknesses, with links to key readings on the topic.
White, S.C. Wellbeing. GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no. 19. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 4 pp.