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


Social Progress Index: San Jose

We have officially launched the Social Progress Index for San Jose, California. Developed in close partnership with the City of San Jose Mayor's Office of Strategic Initiatives and Budget, Skoll Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Wipfli and Microsoft, the Social Progress Index for San Jose is the first US city-level index to be developed and … Continue reading Social Progress Index: San Jose

2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Empowerment, Inclusion, and Equality

From Tuesday, July 9th to Thursday, July 18th, members of the United Nations (UN) met in New York City for the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development. Every year, a thematic review of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is conducted where member states can submit voluntary national reviews (VNRs) to stimulate … Continue reading 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Empowerment, Inclusion, and Equality

Partnering to Strengthen Impact

By Wade Warren, Chief Strategy Officer for International Development, Deloitte Consulting   In April 2019 at the What Works Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel focused on the challenges inherent in partnerships and on a tool to help partners set priorities. During my time at USAID, one of the biggest difficulties … Continue reading Partnering to Strengthen Impact

Thanks for a Great What Works Summit!

We are extremely thankful for all of our summit participants, speakers and sponsors. What Works 2019 was a truly engaging and inspirational conference! A few highlights include: Deloitte’s Wade Warren, IQbusiness’ Sally Jansen, UNDP’s Simon Zadek discuss how businesses can contribute to social progress, and why they must. Özlem Cekic, Association of Bridge Builders and … Continue reading Thanks for a Great What Works Summit!

What Works 2019 kicks-off today!

The Social Progress Imperative is thrilled to be back in Iceland for a third year to host the What Works summit, the premier global event focused on advancing social progress, with our Icelandic partner Cognitio and in partnership with The World Bank. Policymakers and social innovators from more than 30 countries are meeting this week … Continue reading What Works 2019 kicks-off today!