PRODUCERS: The Indicators of Well-being in Slovenia project is implemented by a consortium of four institutions: the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (IMAD), the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS), the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO) and the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

CONCEPT: The well-being of people in Slovenia is measured with a system of indicators covering all important factors of the well-being of the present generation, and some of them also the potentials for the well-being of future generations. The concept is based on the economic theory of well-being and follows the empirical achievements of the leading countries in designing the indicators of well-being. Well-being indicators present the material standard and the quality of people’s life in the society and the environment.

SET OF INDICATORS: The important factors of well-being are divided into areas (material, social and environmental well-being) and subareas. The indicators are selected regarding their power of expression, methodological structure and sufficiently complete database. All selected indicators are accompanied by methodological explanations and the database. Although the initial year of the database is 1996, for most of the data the available time series is shorter; for some indicators it covers only the last few years. The latest data in the database are mostly as of 31 March 2015. Some of the factors of well-being are due to undeveloped indicators or lack of data still not covered.

USERS: The set of indicators is intended for policy-makers, and the professional and general public.

THE ENVISAGED RELEASE DATES FOR THE INDICATORS: The indicators will be updated once a year, in June.