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Make Greater Washington
Even Greater!
Jen Gioffre and
Anita Vanek
July ...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
A Case for Using
Wellbeing to Advance the
Region Forward Goals
Opportunitiesforimprovingtheregio...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
MakingGreaterWashingtonEvenGreater!
Outline
1.The Importance of Wellbeing
2.Global Trends
3.The ...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
The Importance of
Wellbeing
Video Link: http://wellbeing.smgov.net/about/wellbeing-project
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
The Lens of Wellbeing Provides a
People-focused Assessment of the Issues
 The Well-being “lens”...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
Governance Quality Affects Wellbeing
“Recent results from the OECD suggest that improvements in ...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
Global Trends
1.Wellbeingdata(Gallup)
2.Wellbeingpolicies(Legatum)
3.Wellbeingframework(UK)
4.US...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
Towards Smarter Governance of Wellbeing:
Highlights from Global Practice leaders
• Growth in Wel...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
66% of people are doing well in at least one of
these areas, but just 7% are thriving in all fiv...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
Wellbeing ProgrammaticInterventionswith
Evidenceof SignificantReturn on Investment
 MENTAL HEAL...
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Growingwhat works:
Reality-testedframeworks addressing
“What impacts Wellbeingin a Community?"
S...
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Growingwhat works:
Otherfactorsin for addressing
“What impacts Wellbeingin a Community?"
 Healt...
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Learning from Santa Monica’s
Adoption of a City Wellbeing index
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
HiddeninPlainSight? Alessonfrom
SantaMonica‘sAdoptionofaWellbeingindex
“Any good democratic gove...
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HowSantaMonicaApproachedWellbeing
Define, Measure, Act
 Define: What does wellbeing look like
...
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ObjectiveMeasuresUsedbySantaMonica
toDefineWellbeing
 Social connections are an important dimen...
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Santa Monica’s Efforts Gaining National Attention
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
The Role of Wellbeing
in Region Forward
Priorities
Wellbeing
Forward!
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
IndicatorStatustoDate
 21 of the 27 indicators were reported in either
the Region Forward Coali...
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EconomicIndicatorsareOnlyOne
PieceofthePuzzle
Economic Indicators are important, but don’t show ...
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TheBlindSpottoSeeingOnlyThrough
EconomicIndicators
 While economic indicators have tripled, lif...
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LookingBeyondEconomicIndicators
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AddressingtheGapsBetweenWellbeing
andEconomicIndicators
Improving the region’s wellbeing will he...
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HowWellbeingFitswithRegionForward
Many Region Forward Indicators and targets
are already support...
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ApplyingSantaMonica’sWellbeingProject
totheGreaterWashingtonArea
Land Use
Transportation
Environ...
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Fixingwhat'swrongvs.Growingwhat'sright:
Docitieshaveitright?
Land Use
Transportation
Environment...
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AddressingTheWholePersonandtheWholeCommunity
Need to
address
the whole
person
 But are we thriv...
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Opportunities for Improving
the Region’s Wellbeing
Makingthe Greater WashingtonAreaEvenGreater!
...
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OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing
1. Optimize the Data
 Measure It – Develop a surv...
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2. Upgrade existing MWCOG frameworks, policies and business practices to
include wellbeing
 Mea...
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3. Leverage Free Resources and engage the community – Partner with academia, local
governments, ...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
4. Prototype high potential interventions- Collaborative exploration and
prototyping of the most...
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5. Build on Strengths - Growing what works: Accelerating the discovery, growth
and cross-pollina...
https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/
6. Equip Influencers- Equip MWCOG staff and local governments with learning
experiences and tool...
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Boosting Social Prosperity - How improving measurement of community well-being can support economic and social development in metro washington

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Metro Washington's Council of Governments (MWCOG) coordinates long-term regional planning for economic growth. Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) students Anita Vanek and Jennifer Gioffre analyzed the current strategic framework and identified opportunities to enhance its effectiveness by including recent social research into thriving lives and communities. This presentation--Boosting social prosperity: How improving measurement of community well-being can support economic and social development in metro Washington--is summary of this work.

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Boosting Social Prosperity - How improving measurement of community well-being can support economic and social development in metro washington

  1. 1. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Make Greater Washington Even Greater! Jen Gioffre and Anita Vanek July 2016 RBMS 6811 Course Project for Professor Michael Lennon
  2. 2. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ A Case for Using Wellbeing to Advance the Region Forward Goals Opportunitiesforimprovingtheregionusing Non-economicIndicators 1. Manywell-beingindicatorsarealreadyincorporated intotheRegionForward(RF)goals. 2. Uselessonslearnedfromothercitiesaroundtheworld whohaveappliedtheWellbeingapproach. 3. Exploreadditionalworkingmodelsfor theGreater WashingtonAreatoachieveitseconomicandsocial prosperitygoals The GWU Public Leadership Student Team has been studying the Region Forward Goals, and Wellbeing approaches around the world with the goal of assisting the MWCOG increase the attractiveness of the greater Washington area through non-economic indicators. Driving for improvement of non-economic indicators will: • Improve the lives of Greater Washington Area Residents • Make the Greater Washington Area more attractive to non-residents Introduction
  3. 3. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ MakingGreaterWashingtonEvenGreater! Outline 1.The Importance of Wellbeing 2.Global Trends 3.The Role of Wellbeing in Region Forward 4.Identifying Opportunities to Catalyze Wellbeing in the Greater Washington Area
  4. 4. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ The Importance of Wellbeing Video Link: http://wellbeing.smgov.net/about/wellbeing-project
  5. 5. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ The Lens of Wellbeing Provides a People-focused Assessment of the Issues  The Well-being “lens”  Leads to integrated, holistic approaches to problem solving by including health, environment, education, and community.  Look beyond shrinking waste to growing what is working. Replicate what is going right in one area to another.  Helps to gain buy-in from those who will be affected by policy decisions
  6. 6. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Governance Quality Affects Wellbeing “Recent results from the OECD suggest that improvements in governance quality are associated with changes in wellbeing. The ten countries that most improved governance quality between 2005–2012 increased average life evaluations by as much of an increase as would be caused by a 40 percent increase in per-capita incomes [color added], compared to the ten countries with worsened delivery quality.” Helliwell J. F., Huang, H., Grover S., and Wang, S. “Good Governance and National Well-being: What are the Linkages?”, OECD Governance Committee The Bottom Line: Investments in the quality of governance have measurably and significantly impacted citizen sense of prosperity.
  7. 7. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Global Trends 1.Wellbeingdata(Gallup) 2.Wellbeingpolicies(Legatum) 3.Wellbeingframework(UK) 4.USCaseStudy(SantaMonica,CA)
  8. 8. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Towards Smarter Governance of Wellbeing: Highlights from Global Practice leaders • Growth in Wellbeing Data • Evidence identifying Wellbeing Policies with most promising SROI • National and Local Frameworks incorporating Wellbeing UK Communities US Communities
  9. 9. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ 66% of people are doing well in at least one of these areas, but just 7% are thriving in all five Gallup’s comprehensive study of more than 150 countries, called the Wellbeing finder, identified five universal elements of wellbeing that differentiates a thriving life from one spent suffering. 1. Career Wellbeing—How you occupy your time or simply liking what you do every day. 2. Social Wellbeing—Having strong relationships and love in your life. 3. Financial Wellbeing—Effectively managing your economic life. 4. Physical Wellbeing—Having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis. 5. Community Wellbeing—The sense of engagement you have with the area where you live. http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/126884/Five-Essential-Elements-Wellbeing.aspx Gallup’sStudyonWellbeingelements
  10. 10. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Wellbeing ProgrammaticInterventionswith Evidenceof SignificantReturn on Investment  MENTAL HEALTH AND CHARACTER BUILDING  Support parents  Build character and resilience in schools  Treat mental ill-health as professionally as physical ill-health  COMMUNITY  Address loneliness  Promote volunteering and giving  Create a built environment that is sociable and green  INCOME AND WORK  Promote economic growth  Reduce unemployment through active welfare  More wellbeing at work  GOVERNANCE  Measure wellbeing and make it a policy goal  Treat citizens with respect and empower them more  Give citizens the wellbeing data they need
  11. 11. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Growingwhat works: Reality-testedframeworks addressing “What impacts Wellbeingin a Community?" Strongest themes include:  Social capital / social networks: for example, neighbourliness and relationships within communities, networks of family and friends, community spirit  Participation and voice: being listened to, young people having a voice, civic engagement, access to information, co-production, wide representation  Safety and security: fear of crime, feeling safe walking home at night  Environment: green and open space, cleanliness  Local facilities: public transport, childcare, access to education, pubs
  12. 12. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Growingwhat works: Otherfactorsin for addressing “What impacts Wellbeingin a Community?"  Health: health services, access to healthy lifestyle e.g. food, exercise  Community identity: connectedness and belonging  Activities: access to culture, activities, sports, volunteering  Equality, diversity and inclusion  Financial security: jobs, local economy  Affordable housing  Governance: accountability, joined up systems  Access to support
  13. 13. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Learning from Santa Monica’s Adoption of a City Wellbeing index
  14. 14. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ HiddeninPlainSight? Alessonfrom SantaMonica‘sAdoptionofaWellbeingindex “Any good democratic government implicitly has the goal of improving the wellbeing of its citizens/residents. But, until recently, this goal has often remained unnamed.” – Santa Monica Wellbeing Report "It sounded simple. Define, understand and measure what matters most: how people are doing. There was just one thing. No one had ever done it before." - Julie Rusk (Santa Monica Asst. Dir. of Community and Cultural Services) The Guardian 2015
  15. 15. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ HowSantaMonicaApproachedWellbeing Define, Measure, Act  Define: What does wellbeing look like  Measure: Use various sources to establish a baseline and measure wellbeing  Act: Work as a community to address critical needs
  16. 16. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ ObjectiveMeasuresUsedbySantaMonica toDefineWellbeing  Social connections are an important dimension of wellbeing, often overlooked in city planning efforts yet vital to feelings of optimism and resilience.  Local context or place can impact resident perceptions of their wellbeing and drive engagement in healthy behaviors.  Education resources are central to a community’s overall wellbeing and support of the growth and development of its residents across the lifespan.  Community health also contributes to wellbeing, particularly aspects of emotional wellness, trust and belonging, resilience and vitality.  Economic vitality is essential to community wellbeing and can include indicators such as employment rates and productivity.
  17. 17. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Santa Monica’s Efforts Gaining National Attention
  18. 18. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ The Role of Wellbeing in Region Forward Priorities Wellbeing Forward!
  19. 19. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ IndicatorStatustoDate  21 of the 27 indicators were reported in either the Region Forward Coalition Baseline Progress Report or the 2016 State of the Region Economic Competitiveness Report  9 of 10 Indicators that have been updated since 2010 are Economic-related  4 of 9 Accessibility Targets  0 of 7 Sustainability Targets  5 of 6 Prosperity Targets  1 of 6 Livability Targets 0 2 5 7 9 11 Accessibility Sustainability Prosperity Livability Indicator Status Indicators/Targets Baseline Reported Updated Since 2010
  20. 20. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ EconomicIndicatorsareOnlyOne PieceofthePuzzle Economic Indicators are important, but don’t show the whole picture • Residents of the Greater Washington area have to be able to meet their basic needs • The ability to meet these needs is critical to a person’s wellbeing Accessibility 32% Sustainability 25% Prosperity 22% Livability 21% Region Forward Indicator Breakdown “We should be careful not to overshadow other aspects of life (such as family life, community cohesion, or low unemployment) in the name of economic growth” - 2014 Wellbeing and Policy Report Commissioned by the Legatum Institute
  21. 21. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ TheBlindSpottoSeeingOnlyThrough EconomicIndicators  While economic indicators have tripled, life satisfaction remains flat (See chart on the next slide.)  Income is only one of the wellbeing being policy factors  Visibility in terms of other Wellbeing indicators are not being captured Legatum Institute Wellbeing and Policy Report Santa Monica’s Wellbeing Institute  Income and work  Community  Governance  Mental Health and Character Building  Economic Opportunity  Community  Place  Learning  Health
  22. 22. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ LookingBeyondEconomicIndicators
  23. 23. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ AddressingtheGapsBetweenWellbeing andEconomicIndicators Improving the region’s wellbeing will help Region Forward Meet all its goals & targets Improves the Region’s ability to meet Region Forward’s Goals Focusing on Improving the DMV’s Wellbeing
  24. 24. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ HowWellbeingFitswithRegionForward Many Region Forward Indicators and targets are already supporting wellbeing  Support parents (18)  Create a built environment that is sociable and green (17)  Promote economic growth (14)  Reduce unemployment through active welfare (11)  More wellbeing at work (22) (#) – the number of region forward indicators that help support top wellbeing interventions recommended by the Legatum Institute When we meet Region Forward Goals The Region’s Wellbeing Improves
  25. 25. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ ApplyingSantaMonica’sWellbeingProject totheGreaterWashingtonArea Land Use Transportation Environment Climate & Energy Economic Housing Health Education Public Safety Objective Measures: Subjective Measure:
  26. 26. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Fixingwhat'swrongvs.Growingwhat'sright: Docitieshaveitright? Land Use Transportation Environment Climate & Energy Economic Housing Health Education Public Safety Outlook / Wellbeing ave cities missed the point? What if, for all their focus on crime stats and traffic patterns, on zoning laws and building codes, they’ve missed the chance to thrive—and to help their residents thrive, too? What if there’s a better way to govern? Cities can improve not just the safety and comfort of their residents, but also their happiness, their satisfaction with life—their wellbeing. RAND.ORG | MARCH–APRIL 2016 H
  27. 27. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ AddressingTheWholePersonandtheWholeCommunity Need to address the whole person  But are we thriving in all 5 elements of wellbeing?  Community  Place  Learning  Health  Economic Opportunity  Are all people in our community thriving equally? Need to address the whole community
  28. 28. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Opportunities for Improving the Region’s Wellbeing Makingthe Greater WashingtonAreaEvenGreater! Identifying Opportunities to Catalyze Wellbeing in the Greater Washington Area
  29. 29. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing 1. Optimize the Data  Measure It – Develop a survey to establish a baseline wellbeing for the region. Several examples of survey techniques exist that can be replicated or consider partnering with an already existing program in another city to leverage and share resources—For example: DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey Statewide, Regional, & Neighborhood-Level Data for Cross-Sector Community Action http://www.ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing- survey  Compare Results – Compare the results with data regionally, from across the US, Europe, and the globe. Make better use of existing and emerging types of data—including Well-Being data--in strategic and operational work (see Gallup & UK Data)  Assess Impact – Determine how wellbeing is impacting the Region Forward Goals, as well as how the implementation of Region Forward Goals are impacting wellbeing in different parts of the city and suburbs
  30. 30. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ 2. Upgrade existing MWCOG frameworks, policies and business practices to include wellbeing  Measurement of citizen subjective well-being (UK What Works Network, Santa Monica)  Adoption of Growth-oriented approaches for driving social prosperity (e.g. Legatum, What Works Network)  Proactive exploration of leadership and governance structures using well being research  Incorporating new tools and forms of network measurement and analysis which support both positive and exponential growth (Netmap, Volometrix) OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing,Continued
  31. 31. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ 3. Leverage Free Resources and engage the community – Partner with academia, local governments, non-profits, and businesses to implement goals and programs to improve the Region’s wellbeing.  Leverage Future Executive Cohorts from GWU Center for Public Leadership to help MWCOG build and supplement local capacity to achieve multi- disciplinary, social and economic prosperity 1. Thought Leadership 2. Analytical & decision support / Data preparation 3. Supplement priority projects 4. Attract and engage additional networks and resources OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing,Continued
  32. 32. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ 4. Prototype high potential interventions- Collaborative exploration and prototyping of the most promising Well-being interventions (Legatum, What Works Network) OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing,Continued https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/atta chment_data/file/136227/What_Works_publication.pdf
  33. 33. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ 5. Build on Strengths - Growing what works: Accelerating the discovery, growth and cross-pollination of existing home-grown Well-Being practices across the MWCOG portfolio (Greenberg; CEPL-supported) OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing, Continued http://www.growingwellbeing.org.uk/index.htm
  34. 34. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ 6. Equip Influencers- Equip MWCOG staff and local governments with learning experiences and tools to drive Well-Being-related innovations and collaborations including multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration practices (CEPL supported) OpportunitiesforImprovingtheRegion’sWellbeing,Continued
  35. 35. https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/ Questions, Concerns,Comments? Thank you!

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