Wikiprogress was launched to collect the knowledge of organisations and individuals around the world who are working to develop a new, more people-focused, vision of “progress” through data collection, research, action and policy.
- Basic needs (e.g. food, shelter)
- Material living conditions (e.g. income, economic security, decent housing)
- Health (including mental health)
- Human rights and freedom of expression
- Love and relationships
- Employment and decent work
- Safety and resilience (e.g. freedom from harm, or ability to withstand harm and adversity)
- Environment and surroundings
Well-being cannot be reduced to one single thing therefore, and to get a full picture of people’s lives, it is usually necessary to take into account a combination of different factors related to people’s lives. Different frameworks highlight different dimensions of well-being, but in general there is a lot of commonality between approaches.
Environmental sustainability is obviously a fundamental element of the sustainability of people’s overall well-being: a habitable planet and thriving ecosystems are necessary pre-conditions for human well-being. But other factors also matter, such as human capital, the inclusiveness of societies, or the integrity and trustworthiness of institutions. The breadth of issues that matter for the sustainability of well-being, for people and the planet, are reflected in the 17 Goals and 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
Contributing to Wikiprogress
First of all, anyone working on a relevant project can add data, reports, websites or other relevant resources. Resources (e.g. data, reports or websites) must be linked to a ‘Project’ page (e.g. a page that describes the overarching project of project), and ‘Projects’ must be linked to an Organisation page. This means that if you are new to Wikiprogress and would like to add your report or data source (for example), you will first need to create an entry on your Organisation, and then a description of the specific Project, before adding the resources. See the Add Content page for more information. If your Organisation has already been created, you will need to be added as a member of the Organisation to make changes: please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list for a particular Organisation.
Secondly, anyone can add or edit the “Articles” section of the website. These Articles are similar to Wikipedia-style articles, and anyone can contribute or make changes to update the text.
However this does not mean you can’t contribute to a registered organisation’s page! If you wish to add content to an organisation that you did not register on Wikiprogress, email email@example.com with the project details and attach all resource content you wish to add and the Wikiprogress team will upload them and let you know when they are live.
Projects can range in focus…
- Climate change
- Conflict and violence
- Democracy and governance
- Economic growth
- Quality of life
- Poverty reduction
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Beyond GDP
- Kate Scrivens – Manager
- Pedro Carranza – Web Developer
- Katelyn Frederking – Communications Intern