'For a better, more progressive approach to development we need better, more progressive indicators. This book provides a welcome and accessible set of ideas and advice on how to go about ensuring participation in developing new metrics for development.'
Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam GB
‘This book clearly outlines key issues about community wellbeing and quality of life, linking them to concrete initiatives that open up many possibilities for practitioners both for consideration and adaptation. It will be an invaluable resource book for all those who want to deepen their understanding of the dynamic connections between community wellbeing, democratic participation, and community action.’
Diane Gillespie, Emeritus Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
‘Wellbeing and Quality of Life Assessment provides compelling practical guidance on how people-centred development can promote wellbeing and an analysis of why it should. Development practitioners, policy-makers, scholars, and others interested in international development in practice should read this.’
Ben Cislaghi, Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Tostan International.
Sarah C White Sarah C. White is senior lecturer at the University of Bath. She has more than ten years’ experience researching wellbeing in developing countries, with the ESRC Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries (2002-7); the Religions and Development Research Programme Consortium (2005-10) and the Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways project, 2010-14.
Asha Abeyasekera Asha Abeyasekera is a lecturer at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She worked as Lead Researcher and Programme Manager of the Psychosocial Assessment of Development and Humanitarian Interventions (PADHI) Project, 2006-9.