A very interesting video was recently released on YouTube by the Christensen Fund titled, “Another Kind of Wealth- Lessons from the Ni-Vanuatu.” The description on the YouTube page says it all:
In the language of modern economics, the small island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific is labeled one of the world’s ‘least developed countries’. At the same time, Vanuatu has ranked number one on the pioneering Happy Planet Index. This incongruity points to major issues with today’s standard measures of human progress, and has many policymakers rethinking notions of wealth and how they shape development policy.
I highly encourage everyone to watch this six minute film about a very small, unique country that is composed of 80 plus islands and is home to over a hundred languages.