The Real Cost of Childcare During a Global Pandemic

Beyond the shortness of breath, inability to taste, and risk of death experienced by those who contract Covid-19, there are tremendous hidden costs that impact the day to day lived experience of people around the world. While some of the costs of the novel Coronavirus are readily evaluated by traditional economic measures of success—such as … Continue reading The Real Cost of Childcare During a Global Pandemic

Announcing the South Africa Youth Progress Index

The Social Progress Index Framework, including the indicators used for the South Africa Youth Progress Index Last week, our partners at IQ Business released the South Africa Youth Progress Index (YPI): the first subnational tool which evaluates the current state of youth based on non-economic and outcome-based measures from 2013 to 2018. The YPI uses … Continue reading Announcing the South Africa Youth Progress Index

The Voices of Our Youth: Social Progress Stories in the Era of Covid-19

In times of tumult the world often looks to the next generation, those most affected by, and most likely to solve, impending crises. In the midst of the global pandemic the world’s youth offer hope. They are inventing new games that can be played within the confines of their home, learning from teachers on a … Continue reading The Voices of Our Youth: Social Progress Stories in the Era of Covid-19

Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

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We are deeply saddened by the killing of George Floyd, the latest tragic illustration of the racial disparities in the US. And even as people march in solidarity in cities around the world, Americans’ rights to free speech and assembly are being threatened. The Social Progress Index has documented the decline of rights and inclusiveness … Continue reading Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

Announcing the First-Ever Australian Social Progress Index

The very first Australian Social Progress Index  (SPI) was released in late February of this year in conjunction with our partners at the Centre for Social Impact. It maps the social progress of the eight states and territories of Australia, the largest country in Oceania. We are elated to support the provision of social performance … Continue reading Announcing the First-Ever Australian Social Progress Index

WEF 2020 Davos Summit: Stakeholders, Sustainability, and The Social Progress Index

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In late January world leaders and businesspeople met for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” The conference program prioritized several key areas including the environment, technology, fairness, and health across economies around the world. At the summit Sharon Thorne, Global Chair of Deloitte … Continue reading WEF 2020 Davos Summit: Stakeholders, Sustainability, and The Social Progress Index

Toward Better Data for the Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index (SPI) is a unique measure that allows users to gain a better understanding of how their country or region is doing on social progress. The index relies on publicly available, high-quality data that is accurate, measured consistently across most countries, and updated frequently. Each year, we conduct a rigorous review of … Continue reading Toward Better Data for the Social Progress Index

Social Progress at a Glance: 2019 in Review

Thanks to our amazing team and partners who have worked tirelessly to provide new insights and support informed policymaking in an effort to further social progress around the world, 2019 has been one of our best years yet. The 2019 Social Progress Index provided comprehensive data for 149 countries all over the world. It shows … Continue reading Social Progress at a Glance: 2019 in Review