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. The next deliverables will be focusing on the ideal indicators of wellbeing for Malta following a recent public consultation, and a presentation on the findings on the wellbeing of children in Malta this coming 20th of March at the Parliament of Malta.