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How can countries measure the well-being of their citizens?

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What do gender equality in Morocco and anti-corruption watchdogs in Poland have in common? They're contributors to the Sustainable Economic Development Assessment, or SEDA scores. Expert Douglas Beal outlines how values like public safety, clean water and access to education are true indicators of government success.

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Some unexpected countries lead the Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA). To learn more about their policies and programming, as well as further insight into SEDA measurements, read more on the latest SEDA report.

For an interactive look at where countries place on the SEDA matrix, click here.

For more on SEDA, watch and learn from the following TED@BCG talk:
An alternative to GDP that encompasses our wellbeing


Avatar for quynh nguyen
I totally agree with writer. Economic growth is just one factor that reflects the well-being of country. Such as: in recent year, China always is a country which has very high growth rate, but take a look at the other aspects such as enviroment, human right. Beijing is the second pollution city on the world, they found out a lot of rivers that have been poisoned from industrial factories' waste. Beside, there is problem about gender equality and so on... And this is the same situation with Vietnam, I hope the government should pay more attention to this issues.
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Batuhan Çevik • Istanbul, Turkey • COMPLETED LESSON
Morocco giving women equal rights
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there should have to be a large factor to get a good job or a job in genaral
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Costas Dafnis • Athens, Greece • LESSON IN PROGRESS
How do YOU think Greece perform in the ten SEDA dimensions? A public forum open to the Economic and Commercial Attache KE students of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government
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Avatar for Dolly Ocoro
In order to make better countries, We don't really need enough money. We just need people compromise to set good goals that benefit the citizens, good leadership and establish policies that provide well being and safety to their people
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