Well-being and sustainability measures

Motu’s research in this area addresses the fundamental research and policy question: “Are current actions and policies sustainably increasing overall wellbeing?” The research includes compiling and testing measures of aggregate wellbeing and sustainability – internationally and for New Zealand.

Our research focus

Motu’s current and recent research focus includes:

  • Examining measures of aggregate wellbeing and sustainability – funded by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund grant. An overview of the findings of this work is here.
  • The value of culture and heritage activities for regional and national outcomes.

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