Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. The Index measures social progress strictly using outcomes of success, not how much effort a country makes. For example, how much a country spends on healthcare is much less important than the health and wellness actually achieved by that country, which is what outcomes measure.

The Social Progress Imperative,, Retrieved 19.12.2014

Data host: 

Social Progress Imperative

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Description to get data: 

The data can be retrieved either by components or by countries on this page.

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Non-governmental organisation