What if we could measure something as intangible as a nation’s Gross National Happiness? A term coined by the King of Bhutan in 1972, this is precisely what the Genuine Progress Index (GPI) purports to do. Gwen Colman and GPIAtlantic have been applying the GPI in Bhutan and elsewhere around the world to measure a nation’s quality of life, sustainability, and wellbeing, giving a country a much truer picture of its genuine progress.
GPIAtlantic was formally established as a non-profit society in early 1997 for the purpose of constructing a Genuine Progress Index. Colman now focuses her energy on the engagement of youth in helping nations create genuine progress through the GPI Youth Program, developed for the Rethinking Development Conference. This program was the inspiration for a world-wide youth movement which today spans 18 countries and is a youth-led force for positive change.