THE H-20 or “HAPPY 20”

Much like the G20 focuses on growth economics, the H-20 examines wellbeing economics. Social and cultural values differ among countries and within countries. Growth and GDP focus often disconnect policy from citizen aspirations. Science demonstrates the linkage between citizen perceived happiness and satisfaction in government performance.

Invited government leaders, economists, academics, activists, and researchers discuss wellbeing policy. Attendees share societal and national wellbeing policy challenges and good practices.

The H-20 focuses on “Smart Prosperity:”

+ Smart prosperity driven by policy simplification and the latest science
+ Smart social investment practices for lasting national peace and social cohesion
+ Smart economic returns from wellbeing and happiness policy

+ Smart orchestration of health, employment, education, and inclusion policy


+ Global policy lessons learned
+ Updates from the World Happiness Report
+ Roundtable discussions with policy thought leaders

2019 World Happiness Report

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes.

This is the 7th World Happiness Report. This year we focus on happiness and community: how happiness has been changing over the past dozen years, and how information technology, governance and social norms influence communities.

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