In 2020, we are working on four research projects:
Theoretical work on subjective well-being (SWB) measures
This project is a mixture of original philosophical investigation and literature review on the following questions:
Assessing the cost-effectiveness of life-improving interventions in terms of SWB
We are starting with a systematic review of the impact of cash transfers on SWB. Like others, we see cash transfers as a useful baseline for other interventions. They are also among the most extensively studied and implemented interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Mental health programme evaluation
A team of volunteers are searching for the most effective programmes tackling depression and anxiety in LMICs.
Problem area reports
These reports will investigate three ways to improve global well-being that seem unduly neglected: pain, mental health, and positive education. Each report will consider the scale, neglectedness, bottlenecks, and solutions within it's broadly-defined problem area.