Defining indicators of non-material wealth Demonstrating social wealth Redefining richness Defining wealth
The World Bank has expanded its definition of wealth to include produced assets, natural capital, and human and social capital, with the latter generally being the major component of national wealth (World Bank 1997b).
You can be money-rich and miserable, money-rich and ill or money-rich and lonely. Simply counting money is not necessarily the best way of judging whether a place is successful. New York City may be rich, if you count the wealth of everyone who live there, but it is also dirty, dangerous, polluted, full of poverty. A picture of real wealth is one closely linked to health and freedom from fear of crime and violence.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.