About the WISE Database

The WISE Database is a repository of Beyond-GDP indexes and indicators. It is hosted by the Institute for Environmental Sciences Leiden (CML) of Leiden University, The Netherlands.

The WISE Database has been under development since 2020 when a group of “Citizen Scientists” of the Wellbeing Economic Alliance (WEAll) started collecting data on various Beyond-GDP metrics after the publication of a WEAll briefing paper. The work of the Citizens Science project was also supported by the United Nations University (UNU) WISE Transformation Initiative.

The main current source of funding is the WISE Horizons project, which is a Horizon Europe Research & Innovation Action (GA 101095219) funded by the European Commission. The project started on January 1st 2023. The WISE Horizons consortium members are the Institute of Environmental Sciences, ZOE Institute for Future-fit Economies, Paris School of Economics, The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the Universities of Surrey, University of York, SINTEF, the Centre for Applied Research in Botswana and Tsinghua University. We also encourage you to sign up for WISE Horizons Network updates.

The current iteration of the WISE database is also supported by Chinese Scientific Council (CSC). We would like to express our gratitude for all the financial and in-kind support from all our sponsors, past and present.