The Corona Virus will continue to take a toll on the physical, economic, and emotional health of communities around the world in the coming months. At the Social Progress Imperative, we strive to provide insights to inform policy and decision-making at every level of society. And we know that a rigorous, data-driven approach to combatting the pandemic, and to rebuilding our societies so they are more inclusive and resilient, will be essential. Accordingly, we are working to create resources to help bolster understanding about how to build back a better, more resilient, and inclusive society.
- How is Covid-19 influencing our achievement of the Global Goals? Reuters and our CEO Michael Green answer critical questions. Read the full article, “Coronavirus seen threatening global goals to end poverty, inequality.”
- Check out this webinar done in conjunction with Catalyst2030, “Covid-19: A Data-Driven Response,” with Michael Green, Mathew Bishop, and Amit Kapoor.
“Coronavirus is testing the sustainability commitments of governments and companies… [They are] struggling to ensure an effective social contribution can turn to organizations like the Social Progress Index (SPI), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that sucks in data from all over the world to present open source quality of life indicators. Organizations from the European Commission to the Indian prime minister’s think-tank and local authorities around Silicon Valley are using SPI’s data to redirect their resources.”Ryan Heath for Politico (read the full piece here)
This page will be updated as new information and resources become available. Please check back in for updates and feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback. For additional resources and datasets on Covid-19 and please visit the websites of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data website and the World Geospatial Industrial Council.