Well-being area hosts innovative research and consultancy activities on public policies evaluation and measurement of different dimensions of well being involving CAPP members since its constitution.
A first research area is concerned with well being gender budgeting. Taking the lead from Amartya Sen's capability approach in 2002 CAPP members developed a methodology that can measure the contribution of institutions to human development and evaluate public budgets and policies in a gender and well being perspective. Well being gender budgets have been first applied to the municipality & district of Modena and in Region Emilia Romagna for then being developed in other local governments of Italy and in other countries (amongst them Spain and Turkey).
A second research area concerns the evaluation of public and private institutions (work-life balance and work) in terms of gender equity with the application of methodologies able to guide the institution in the achievement of gender equity.