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SPI: Provinces of South Africa

Since 2014 the Social Progress Imperative has sought to measure the lived experience of people across the world at the global, subnational, and local levels. In early October of this year, we released our first subnational Social Progress Index (SPI) for the provinces of South Africa in conjunction with our partners at IQ Business. Scorecard … Continue reading SPI: Provinces of South Africa

Announcing the Social Progress Index: California Counties

We are excited to announce for release the Social Progress Index: California Counties, the first-of-its-kind, county-by-county assessment of social progress within a US state. Why California? In April 2018, we published the Social Progress Index for the US 50 states. California ranked only 33rd – a remarkably poor result for the nation’s largest (and world’s … Continue reading Announcing the Social Progress Index: California Counties

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

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

Puebla becomes the first Mexican state with a social progress index

We are just wrapping up a municipal-level study of one of Mexico’s most industrialized states in collaboration with the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla and other partners. It is our first in Mexico, and an exciting addition to our broad list of index applications across Latin America. Coming out strong on the … Continue reading Puebla becomes the first Mexican state with a social progress index