The Inclusive Wealth Approach


Inclusive wealth measures countries’ wealth in terms of progress, well-being and long-term sustainability.

 

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In inclusive wealth sustainability is defined as positive change in human well-being.

 

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A country’s inclusive wealth is the social value (not dollar price) of all its capital assets, including natural capital, human capital and produced capital.

 

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If inclusive wealth is positive, then well-being across generations is positive.

 
 

Well-being across generations

 

The inclusive wealth index measures the wealth of nations by carrying out a comprehensive analysis of a country’s productive base. That is, it measures all of the assets from which human well-being is derived, including manufactured, human and natural capital. In this, it measures a nation’s capacity to create and maintain human well-being over time.