In the 2018 global Index, Brazil holds the title of the largest decline in Personal Safety and Inclusiveness. Between 1930 and 1980, Brazil was one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Five years ago, Brazil announced its arrival on the world stage after rising to heights off the global commodity boom and hosting … Continue reading Quality of life in Brazil: Personal Safety and Inclusiveness worsening, improvements seen in Nutrition and Basic Medical Care
A look at what’s ahead
We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year! Here is a quick glimpse of a few things we're working on. What Works Summit The April 1-3 summit in Reykjavík, Iceland will spotlight and debate approaches that drive social progress and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Apply NOW to be part of this … Continue reading A look at what’s ahead
Apply today for What Works 2019!
We are excited to announce that on April 1-3, 2019 the What Works Summit will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland. Selected applicants will sit next to many of the world's top leaders and doers from government, business, academic and civil society, as we spotlight and debate approaches that drive social progress and advance the Sustainable … Continue reading Apply today for What Works 2019!
2018 was a year filled with incredible innovation in providing new insight to support more equitable policymaking and guiding investments that work better for people and planet. Our 2018 Social Progress Index demonstrates that social progress is improving across the world. However, personal rights and inclusion have regressed. As we look forward to continue advancing … Continue reading 2018 Highlights
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
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
2018 Social Progress Index Highlights
Overall, World improves across aggregate of 51 indicators of social progress but widespread deterioration in Rights and Inclusion measures
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!