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The 2020 Social Progress Index Sparks Discussion

On September 10th, we released the 2020 Social Progress Index, our most comprehensive analysis ever on the true state of the world. This year’s index is already generating important discussions about the current trajectory of social progress in our world, the prospect of achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the potential impact … Continue reading The 2020 Social Progress Index Sparks Discussion

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Announcing the 2020 Social Progress Index

Today, we release the 2020 Social Progress Index results, which provide a comprehensive picture of the lived experience of more than 7 billion people across 163 countries. For the first time ever, the index measures social progress going back 10 years. 2020 Social Progress Index Cover The index is the most comprehensive measure of a country’s social and environmental performance independent of … Continue reading Announcing the 2020 Social Progress Index

Announcing an Assessment of India’s Aspirational Districts Programme

Globally, India boasts the second largest population and has a critical role to play in the world's achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, understanding the efficacy of interventions designed to bolster social progress for such a significant population can be unwieldy and inaccurate. We are excited to announce that in partnership with our CEO, … Continue reading Announcing an Assessment of India’s Aspirational Districts Programme

The 2020 Social Progress Index is Coming!

Join the live launch of the 2020 Social Progress Index on Thursday, September 10th at 10am ET. The 2020 Social Progress Index will provide a comprehensive picture of the lived experience of more than 7 billion people across 163 countries over the past 10 years. More than 80,000 data points have been collected and extensively vetted from the past 10 … Continue reading The 2020 Social Progress Index is Coming!

Introducing Brace Young, Our Newest Board Member

We are excited to announce the addition of Brace Young to the Social Progress Imperative’s Board of Directors. Brace is currently a partner at Arabesque Asset Management—a global group of financial technology companies offering sustainable investment, advisory, and data services through advanced ESG and AI capabilities—and has extensive experience in both social impact and finance. … Continue reading Introducing Brace Young, Our Newest Board Member

Sizing up Covid-19: How Data Can Help Us Build Back Better

The novel Coronavirus has done more than expose weak toilet paper supply chains and the real cost of childcare; it has undermined traditional measures of success, emphasizing the need for inclusive responses that go beyond one-dimensional benchmarks such as unemployment rates and GDP. The first outbreak was documented[1] in Wuhan, Hubei province, People’s Republic of … Continue reading Sizing up Covid-19: How Data Can Help Us Build Back Better

What Toilet Paper Shortages Can Tell Us About Social Progress During a Global Pandemic

The novel Coronavirus has left empty shelves in stores and markets around the world. Canned food, water, and non-perishable items among the first to go. However, no one expected that the shelves would also be wiped clean of toilet paper, an inexpensive and normally readily available product. From America to Australia, people have had trouble … Continue reading What Toilet Paper Shortages Can Tell Us About Social Progress During a Global Pandemic

The Real Cost of Housing During a Global Pandemic

In addition to schools being closed, markets running out of toilet paper and the need to wear facial coverings, the world is also facing a crisis in housing and shelter due to the novel coronavirus. Residents and landlords are financially struggling, and the social distancing and quarantine procedures that are needed to slow the spread … Continue reading The Real Cost of Housing During a Global Pandemic

The Real Cost of Childcare During a Global Pandemic

Beyond the shortness of breath, inability to taste, and risk of death experienced by those who contract Covid-19, there are tremendous hidden costs that impact the day to day lived experience of people around the world. While some of the costs of the novel Coronavirus are readily evaluated by traditional economic measures of success—such as … Continue reading The Real Cost of Childcare During a Global Pandemic

Announcing the South Africa Youth Progress Index

The Social Progress Index Framework, including the indicators used for the South Africa Youth Progress Index Last week, our partners at IQ Business released the South Africa Youth Progress Index (YPI): the first subnational tool which evaluates the current state of youth based on non-economic and outcome-based measures from 2013 to 2018. The YPI uses … Continue reading Announcing the South Africa Youth Progress Index