What is WEGo?
The Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership (WEGo) is a collaboration of national and regional governments promoting sharing of expertise and transferrable policy practices. The aims are to deepen their understanding and advance their shared ambition of building wellbeing economies. WEGo, which currently comprises Scotland, New Zealand, Iceland, and Wales, is founded on the recognition that ‘development’ in the 21st century entails delivering human and ecological wellbeing.
Objectives – WEGo members commit to:
- COLLABORATE in pursuit of innovative policy approaches to create wellbeing economies – sharing what works and what does not, to inform policymaking for change.
- PROGRESS toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in line with Goal 17, fostering partnership and cooperation to identify approaches to delivering wellbeing.
- ADDRESS the pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges of our time.
Nicola Sturgeon’s TED Talk
Scotland’s First Minister gave this TED talk in 2019 about the importance of WEGo and why governments have a responsibility to prioritise wellbeing.