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.

How does your country compare?

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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.

What can I do?



The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have ended, but efforts to advance social progress for the residents of Rio are just getting started. The map above summarizes findings of the Social Progress Index for the Administrative Regions of Rio de Janeiro for seven regions that were home to Olympic venues. Will hosting the Olympics […]

22 Aug 2016

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The Social Progress Imperative is seeking a Global Partner Network Director who will be enthusiastic and passionate about the organization’s mission to build a fairer, more sustainable world, and be attracted by the opportunity to help scale a renowned and highly influential international initiative.  The ambitious and important work of the Social Progress Imperative requires […]

15 Aug 2016

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“The failed coup and the following institutional fallout threaten economic sustainability in two main ways. The obvious one is a reversal of foreign capital, this was feared in the aftermath of the coup but has not yet been materialised. Secondly, longer term effects could be the lack of reforms and a slowing down in foreign investments. In order […]

3 Aug 2016