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Book Review in the International Journal of Wellbeing

A new book review is being published in the International Journal of Wellbeing. You can read it here.

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Book Presentation at Latin American Impact Investing Forum (FLII)

Do not miss the exclusive performance of Tony Carr and Mariano Rojas at FLII 2018! Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm at Hacienda Chichi Suárez.

For more details, click here.

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SOCAP Art – Article

Audrey and I are excited to present some of the major findings captured in our recent landmark book “The Pursuit of Human Wellbeing; The Untold History”. The book is a major global publication and is a tribute to the vision of Harry Halloran and his commitment to build the world we all want.

Our journey started many years ago. Our focus was to trace the history of human development and to learn from the data collected if the world was getting better or getting worse. We moved beyond the public square in our research to document what was really happening within all countries in health, education, poverty and happiness.

We found to our surprise that there were exciting reasons to be cheerful and optimistic. People have risen out of poverty at amazing rates; child mortality has plummeted; standards of literacy, sanitation and life expectancy have never been higher and we are living in history’s most peaceful era.

We found dramatic advances in wellbeing in all regions of the world. We found strong international support among countries for wellbeing. Significant wellbeing improvements were achieved in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Progress was due in part to globalization and foreign aid
which fostered partnerships with business, government and philanthropy. Anyone paying attention to the media today is likely to feel that the world is falling apart and the only attitude that makes sense is pessimism. I have a different view. I think the world is far from falling apart. In fact, it has never been better—more prosperous, safe, or just. The Pursuit of Human Wellbeing is the story that must be told about the history of human progress … progress we can all be proud of. The good news is … Life really is getting better.

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SOCAP17 – Music Action Lab

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SOCAP Halloran on Wellbeing Circular

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BetterWorldians Radio episode on The Pursuit of Human Well-Being

The BetterWorldians Radio episode on The Pursuit of Human Well-Being (Podcast #129 — Aired August 7, 2017) is now live and can be found at

“Imagine all the people, living life in Peace.” Among many today there is a sense that the world is getting worse, but what if the opposite is actually the case? Hear about the astounding worldwide research project that uncovered data showing an over thirty-year trend of improvements across many areas of life. This “Untold Global History” will warm your heart and inspire you to make the world a better place.

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Announcing the Pursuit of Human Well-Being


This book is a three year landmark project of Halloran Philanthropies which tells the impressive story of the journey of human wellbeing throughout the world primarily from 1980 to 2014.

The most amazing finding is that in every country in the world there were significant improvements in health, education and income. By far the biggest achievement for humanity is that extreme poverty was cut in half over the last 25 years.

In a world beset with social, political and economic problems, it is easy to focus on the negative aspects of global development. Such a perspective tends to report the bad news about people and societies and fails to capture the positive developments that have reshaped our world. Rarely are the “good news” stories reported. The Book documents significant gains in 188 countries in human wellbeing which include:

  • Increased life expectancy
  • Major declines in infant, maternal and child mortality
  • Nearly universal literacy
  • Dramatic reduction in violence
  • Improvements in sanitation
  • Innovations in public health
  • Dramatic expansion of education
  • Expanded political freedom and civil liberties
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Available Soon

Check out the Pursuit of Well-Being’s Springer page here:

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