What's different about ANDI?
A national conversation
Building a national measure of wellbeing that reflects the priorities of citizens involves an obligation to begin a new national conversation about what people want for Australia’s future. Australians have not had this opportunity before. Only through the collection of the many and varied aspirations for progress can we can start to build a true national vision for progress in Australia.
In its development phase and once established, ANDI will facilitate local forums, state and national surveys, and information sharing through its broad community network and partner
membership, and a dynamic interactive website. It will foster a more informed debate about what we value as a nation, whether we are achieving our goals, and what policies and programs will help or hinder our goals.
ANDI provides an opportunity for people to come together in an ongoing national debate to respond to the question, “What is your vision of progress towards greater wellbeing for Australia?”
Evolving from the ground up
ANDI’s uniqueness comes in part from its existing partnerships with a diverse collection of Australia’s leading community organisations and institutions whose networks span the nation. These networks provide opportunities for ANDI to seek views from across the community.
Towards a more holistic index of progress
ANDI will produce an annual index of progress, with linked submeasures based around particular dimensions of wellbeing. The index will be based on new and existing expert research and data, and shaped by the priorities of Australians identified through consultation. In much the same way as economic indicators are regularly reported and discussed at a national level, a progress index is a tool to improve public discourse on the direction our nation is headed.