Māori genuine progress indicator (mGPI) accounting: the critical role of knowledge development in Māori community wellbeing and cultural survival

This report explores the critical role that knowledge development within Māori communities plays in supporting their wellbeing and cultural survival aspirations. It highlights a unique, bottom-up approach to national accounting that returns to Māori communities the opportunity that was enjoyed by our tīpuna (transl. ancestors) for thousands of years, to create their own mātauranga (transl. knowing) and share their own ‘wellbeing’ and ‘cultural survival’ narratives. This approach, known as Māori Genuine Progress Indicator (mGPI) accounting is an alternative to GDP/GPI-based national accounting currently used in New Zealand.

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Cole, A. O. me ōna tīpuna (2019) Māori genuine progress indicator (mGPI) accounting: the critical role of knowledge development in Māori community wellbeing and cultural survival. Kōrero Māori report 25. Tauranga, New Zealand: iPansophy Limited Digital Publishing. [Download]

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