What is the Gross National Happiness Index and what does it measure?

Gross National Happiness Index implies that sustainable development should take a holistic approach towards notions of progress and give equal importance to non-economic aspects of wellbeing. It is measured based on 33 indicators under the following 9 domains:

  1. Psychological wellbeing
  2. Health
  3. Education
  4. Time use
  5. Cultural diversity and resilience
  6. Good governance
  7. Community vitality
  8. Ecological diversity and resilience
  9. Living standards 

Further Reading:

Aspirants can refer to BYJU’S Free IAS Prep for detailed preparation strategy and study material. 

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