In June 2011, Scotland’s Futures Forum hosted a conversation cafe as part of the Oxfam Humankind Index, which was being developed in order to value the things that really matter to the people of Scotland. This might include their social relations, their health and skills, their physical environment and natural context, and their financial assets.
Full public and body politic participation in creation of the Humankind Index was absolutely central, and the intention was to capture the values of an inclusive society rather merely measure GDP. In turn, the aim was to enable government to focus on what really matters, and to take more informed decisions about where society wants to go.
A report of the conversation cafe in the Scottish Parliament is available on the link below:
Report of the Futures Forum Conversation Cafe in June 2011 on the Oxfam Humankind Index
More information on the Oxfam Humankind Index is available here: www.oxfam.org.uk/humankindindex