Wellbeing Economy Governments

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.

The Scottish Government is currently providing secretariat support for the group. The Wellbeing Economy Alliance helped to instigate WEGo and supports the partnership by providing knowledge and evidence of a wellbeing economy agenda. For further information please contact Anna Chrysopoulou 

Latest WEGo News

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Earlier this month, the WEGo partnership was featured in the 2020 edition of WWF's Nature In All Goals publication, which
Blog by Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, WEAll Ambassador and Professor of Sustainability Science at the University of Iceland June 2, 2020 A
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Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop declared in Parliament yesterday that "the time of a
BBC Radio Scotland has aired an in-depth feature exploring wellbeing economics, community wealth building and how Scotland can build back
Today, two members of the WEAll Scotland team have been appointed to influential economic advisory roles in Scotland. Dr Katherine
The Welsh Government has announced its official membership of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) partnership. In a statement by Jane
The covid-19 pandemic has made the inequalities and absurdities of our current economic systems clearer than ever. Economic policies are
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