UNDERSTANDING PROSPERITY IN CONTEXT:
A TOOLKIT FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND ACTION ON PROSPERITY
What does it mean to live a good life and prosper?
IGP’s research with communities in London, Lebanon and Kenya challenges the narrow definition of prosperity as material wealth measured by economic growth and household incomes.
Prosperity is about the opportunity to live a good life: to have a secure livelihood, good quality housing, to live in safety, to have clean air, water and adequate nutrition, to have access to education, a role and a voice in society, rights and freedoms to shape the choices and decisions that affect our lives.
Prosperity means different things to different people
How to live a good life means different things for different people in different places. Prosperity is about individual and collective ideas and aspirations for the future as well as everyday conditions that shape quality of life. It is influenced by social and cultural values, as well as environmental and economic conditions, policy frameworks and historical legacies.
About this Toolkit
IGP works with communities, governments, businesses, NGOs and civil society organisations, and academics to develop visions of prosperity that are citizen-led and prioritise local knowledge and lived experience.
Our aim is to create new research tools, knowledge and evidence that can form the basis for future action on prosperity.
In Summer 2019, we will launch a Toolkit to support collaborative research and action on shared prosperity. The Toolkit will share research methods and case studies about working with citizen scientists to explore what prosperity means to communities and to translate these insights into action and evidence.