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New TED Talk: Progress towards achieving the SDGs

We are excited to announce the latest TED Talk by our CEO, Michael Green, which presents new research using the Social Progress Index to assess progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall picture isn’t pretty. At the current pace, the world will hit the SDG targets not by 2030 but by 2094. … Continue reading New TED Talk: Progress towards achieving the SDGs

SPI Featured at T20 Summit on SDG Implementation

The Social Progress Index featured as a tool to implement and localize the Sustainable Development Goals at the T20 Summit, in Buenos Aires.  The Social Progress Index was featured in the most recent T-20* Summit in Argentina. Our Global Network Director, Franklin Murillo, participated on a high-level panel called: “Global and local implementation of the 2030 Agenda”.    The discussion focused on … Continue reading SPI Featured at T20 Summit on SDG Implementation

Social Progress Index for Barking & Dagenham Launches

On October 3, 2018, the Council of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham launched the Borough Data Explorer, a new online platform hosting the Borough's new Social Progress Index, along with other data relevant to the Borough manifesto. The Barking & Dagenham index is the first of its kind: an application of the SPI … Continue reading Social Progress Index for Barking & Dagenham Launches

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Insights from the 2018 index spark discussion

On September 20, we released the 2018 Social Progress Index documenting a world that is improving but with widespread deterioration in rights and inclusion. This year’s index, which expands coverage to 146 countries across five years of data, is already generating important discussions about the direction our world is heading. In the Boston Globe, Professor … Continue reading Insights from the 2018 index spark discussion

The Social Progress Index Stands Out at #HLPF18 for Helping Countries Measure the SDGs

Earlier today, adjacent to the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Costa Rica and Paraguay collaborated with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Social Progress Imperative, and other civil society and business leaders to have an important discussion on the “Localization and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Using the Social … Continue reading The Social Progress Index Stands Out at #HLPF18 for Helping Countries Measure the SDGs

The What Works in Social Progress Summit Returns in April 2019!

Today, at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, the World Bank and the Social Progress Imperative announced a new collaboration: "What Works 2019" – the global summit on social progress, Reykjavik, Iceland 1-3 April 2019. This invitation-only gathering of policy-makers, donors, thought leaders, and key partners from around the world will … Continue reading The What Works in Social Progress Summit Returns in April 2019!