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Gross National Happiness

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Gross National Happiness

  1. 1. GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS<br />A MEASURE OF GROWTH<br />Submitted by:<br /><ul><li>Aadil Ahmed
  2. 2. AanchalSethi
  3. 3. AbhijeetChowdhury
  4. 4. Abhishek Mehta
  5. 5. Abhishek Sharma</li></li></ul><li>MEANING<br />WHY GNH<br />GNH stands for the holistic needs<br />GNH seeks to promote a conscious, inner search for happiness and requisite skills<br />It supports the notion that happiness pursued and realized within the context of the greater good of society offers the best possibility for the sustained happiness of the individual<br />Public policies based on GNH will be far less arbitrary than those based on standard economic tools.<br />
  6. 6. GNHDomains<br />GNH<br />Domains<br />
  7. 7. SCREENING GNH<br />Simple GNH Screening Tool<br />Assesses impacts of policies and projects on GNH<br />Selects GNH enhancing policies<br />Applied in two phases:<br />Policy Level<br />Project Level<br />
  8. 8. SCREENING GNH CONTD..<br />Each question has 4 pointer scale.<br />Scale ranked from 1 to 4.<br />1 – Negative Score<br />2 – Uncertain<br />3 – Neutral Score<br />4 – Positive Score<br />
  9. 9. SCREENING GNH CONTD..<br />
  10. 10. SCREENING GNH CONTD..<br />Calculation:<br />Score x No. of Questions<br />Scoring<br />Done by heterogeneous group of qualified experts and professionals.<br />Have sound knowledge of subject matter.<br />
  11. 11. BHUTAN<br />
  12. 12. FOUR PILLARS OF BHUTAN GNH<br />
  13. 13. KEY DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS OF GNH IN BHUTAN<br />
  14. 14. WHY GDP AS A MEASURE OF HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING PARTLY FAILS?<br />Failure to make qualitative distinctions<br />Failure to value Natural, Human, and Social capital.<br />Failure to value free time<br />Failure to value unpaid work.<br />Failure to account for equity.<br />
  15. 15. KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT MEASURE<br />
  16. 16. GNH IN INDIA<br />Inadequacy of GDP leads to using GNH as a substitute<br />Why GNH?<br />Social scientists: happiness as priority for government<br />Health and happiness go hand in hand. Happiness has to be measured like health statistics.<br />
  17. 17. CHALLENGES<br />No reliable data on conditions of rural primary schools, primary health centers, land use, land ownership etc.<br />Selecting proponents of happiness index<br />Happiness is highly subjective<br />Differences between people and economists<br />Happiness tends to fluctuate too.<br />FINAL SAYING.<br />
  18. 18. THANK YOU<br />

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