Each and every country is intensely preoccupied with GDP. Although it is an integral indices of the country's development, it is not all inclusive.
We need to remember what Robert F. Kennedy said on the subject of the economy. "Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile." (Quote courtesy Intentblog)