Logo of the wellbeing index

Regular and robust national wellbeing statistics and research are required in Malta to be able to compare the wellbeing of different segments of the Maltese society, over time, and with other countries, to evaluate policy performance in wellbeing terms and to identify policy priorities. 

The Wellbeing INDEX project is a strategic and over-arching initiative, led by the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society in collaboration with the University of Malta.

The name “INDEX” summarizes the project’s scope (Indicators, Networking, Data Visualisation, Exploration, and eXchange). The project, launched in Parliament on the 10th of December 2020, will pave the way for the measurement of wellbeing in Malta and evidence-based wellbeing policy.

The first deliverables were presented on the 18th of March 2021. It continues to hold annual events annually around the 10th of December World Human Rights Day and the 20th of March International Day of Happiness.


A report ‘The Wellbeing of Children and Young People in Malta’ was presented to Parliament on the 20th of March 2024.

Compiled by university academics Carmel Cefai, Rachel Spiteri, Natalie Galea and Marie Briguglio, the study was carried out among 364 youngsters through three separate questionnaires for seven- to eight-year-olds, eight- to 11-year-olds, and 11-15-year-olds.


Read more about this report below, and visit https://wellbeingindex.mt/wp/ for more information.

Report Launch Press Release ENG
Report Launch Press Release MT
Wellbeing of Children and Young People in Malta REPORT