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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!

Richmond Global Compass joins the Social Progress Imperative in predicting the future health of nations

A groundbreaking historical study on social and economic trends will help inform where fund managers invest next The Social Progress Imperative, with seed funding from Richmond Global Compass, is launching a new research initiative to determine just how much influence social and environmental factors have on economic prosperity. Understanding the historical relationship between quality of … Continue reading Richmond Global Compass joins the Social Progress Imperative in predicting the future health of nations

India goes deeper with a district-level index, aimed at understanding each community uniquely

Our partners in India have just released the second in a series of social progress indexes. The 2018 Social Progress Index: Districts of India follows last year’s state-level index, and it provides even deeper insight on what it is like to live in India and how quality of life varies across more than 500 districts. … Continue reading India goes deeper with a district-level index, aimed at understanding each community uniquely

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