Wellbeing of Wales Report 2021

Today we published the fifth annual Wellbeing of Wales report, providing insight on the state of the nation and the progress that’s being made against the seven wellbeing goals.

Six years on from the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015, we have taken stock within each chapter of not only what we have learned over the last year, but also an assessment of the long term progress towards the goals using the 46 national indicators and other data.

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The Shaping Wales’ Future consultation is live!

Today we have published the consultation on ‘Shaping Wales’ Future: Using national milestones and indicators to measure our nation’s progress – Proposals for setting the first wave of national milestones for Wales and seeking views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national indicators.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on setting national milestones for Wales that will assist Ministers in assessing progress towards achieving the seven well‑being goals as set out in the Well‑being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

The consultation will also ask whether any revisions need to be made to the existing national indicators following the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The consultation will run from 1 September to 26 October 2021 during which time we will be undertaking a programme of engagement to raise the profile of this important work and seek wider views.

It’s important that we draw on the views and experiences of people across Wales as we carry out this work and we invite you to contribute!

The Minister for Social Justice has published a Written Statement to launch the consultation.

National Indicators: What has the pandemic taught us about how we measure wellbeing?

It is impossible to ignore the changes we have experienced over the last 18 months and the different light the pandemic has shone on what contributes to the wellbeing of Wales. As a result, we’re looking at whether this experience has highlighted any gaps in the way we measure progress towards our well-being goals.

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Introducing the Shaping Wales’ Future Blog

Welcome to the blog. This is the first in a series of posts from the Welsh Government on some of the steps we’re taking to improve the well-being of future generations in Wales and how you can be a part of this.

The aim of this blog is to share with you the work we’re doing on developing National Milestones, updating National Indicators and developing a Future Trends Report. These are three important parts of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 that tell us about the progress we’re making towards our well-being goals and any challenges we might face on the way.

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