New Zealand develops new indicators for national wellbeing

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New Zealand develops new indicators for national wellbeing

WELLINGTON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Minister of Statistics James Shaw on Tuesday launched the development of a new comprehensive set of environmental, social and economic indicators to better measure New Zealand's overall wellbeing and success.

The government is expanding beyond traditional narrow measures of economic success to reflect the wellbeing of New Zealanders, including the environmental wellbeing, Shaw said in a statement.

The ministry is beginning the process of compiling a list of around 100 indicators which will make up a set of measures known as Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand.

"What gets measured gets managed, and this work is part of the government's wider program to make policy and measure success in ways that ensure meaningful improvements in our lives and our country," Shaw said.

"New Zealand's success is not just measured by how much the economy has grown but by whether our people and our environment are better off too," he said, adding that Stats NZ will run a public consultation process until the end of September.

Source: Google News New Zealand | Netizen 24 New Zealand

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