Conclusion and the Way Forward

  • Vijay Kumar ShrotryiaEmail author
Part of the Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making book series (HWBRPM)


This final chapter summarizes the book providing key takeaways. In addition to the key takeaways, a purposeful argument for public policy based on the priority of human well-being over conventional GDP has been built utilizing the experiences of the world, since the inception of GDP. The HWB developments in the field of academics as well as need for HWB-focused policy shift has been narrated in brief. Policies focusing on building superior education systems and sustainable health systems are strongly suggested. As South Asia falls under the “developing” category, heavy migration from rural to urban areas is evident. In that context, a vision for building happy cities is required which has been briefed in the following chapter. The use of technology specially for improving governance has been highlighted and discussion around technological policies has been incorporated wherever considered appropriate. This chapter concludes with an analysis of comparative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats emphasized for guiding future policy direction.


Human well-being South Asia GDP Technology Happy cities Governance Education Health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CommerceUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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