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

Youth Progress Index: New insight on the largest, most at-risk generation ever

Our ever-expanding social progress network has hit another major milestone with the release of the first, global Youth Progress Index. It is one of the most innovative tools for measuring the quality of life of young people because it reflects the things most important to their safety, health and freedom, and like all our indexes, it remains … Continue reading Youth Progress Index: New insight on the largest, most at-risk generation ever

Simon Kuznets’ legacy includes more than GDP

Our CEO Michael Green recently talked to a group in London about Nobel Prize winner Simon Kuznets, born today 117 years ago. He made a significant contribution to our understanding of economic development and built the foundation for GDP metrics. He also gave an early indication that economic progress would not be possible without social progress.   "Simon Kuznets’ … Continue reading Simon Kuznets’ legacy includes more than GDP

Updated index shows progress in Peru’s regions

Our partners--Fundación Avina, Deloitte and CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School--have spent the last few months assessing social progress in Peru's regions, and today they released Índice de Progreso Social Regional del Perú 2017.  This is the second time they have produced a Social Progress Index for the country's 25 regions and the province of Lima. They have good … Continue reading Updated index shows progress in Peru’s regions

Iceland’s first Social Progress Portrait helps a small community thrive

Today, Iceland's 2nd largest town Kópavogur became the first to develop a Social Progress Portrait--a new type of assessment for smaller communities to examine what life is truly like & where to improve. Congrats to the town's leaders & Cognitio Iceland for taking the first step toward helping the resident's thrive and in the process … Continue reading Iceland’s first Social Progress Portrait helps a small community thrive

Announcing the 2018 Social Progress Index: US States

We are excited to announce the release of a new Social Progress Index, the first measurement of quality of life that focuses exclusively on social and environmental factors across all 50 American states. But we’re not going to stop there—the Skoll Foundation has issued us a challenge grant to catalyze social progress at the city … Continue reading Announcing the 2018 Social Progress Index: US States

Strong state economies offer disappointing quality of life, according to Social Progress Index: US States

None of the five largest state economies (California, New York, Illinois, Florida and Texas) are in the top ten states on social progress. And three of these five don’t even crack the top 30. [Washington, DC] April 11, 2018 – The 2018 Social Progress Index: US States released today shows the growing economy is not … Continue reading Strong state economies offer disappointing quality of life, according to Social Progress Index: US States