See the world differently

Measuring social progress, not wealth

We empower communities with new ways to think about and measure success. We bring governments, businesses, and civil society together around a new vision of what their communities could be.

Measuring a better world

The Social Progress Index allows everyone, regardless of their role in society, to join in a common understanding of how well their community performs on the things that really matter to everyday people.

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Why It Matters

Insight Drives Action

After examining their performance in comparison to other countries on the global Social Progress Index, the national government of Paraguay decided to double their investment in childhood nutrition.

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Michael Green, Executive Director of the Social Progress Imperative, discusses the results of the EU Regional Social Progress Index. Explore the data for Scotland and all the EU regions on the EU Regional Social Progress Index.

12 Oct 2016


Excerpt: “A European study has suggested that Scotland has the best quality of life among the home nations. The findings – based on data from 37 regions of the UK – considered factors such as health, safety, access to education and personal rights. Scotland came top of the UK index – scoring 74 out of […]

11 Oct 2016


The wealth of EU regions is “no guarantee” of social progress; European capital cities do not always deliver better social conditions for citizens than rural areas; and the EU’s new entrants are outperforming old Member States on some measures of social progress. These are the findings of the new EU Regional Social Progress Index, published today by the Social Progress Imperative.

11 Oct 2016