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?

Explore the global index

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?


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  The 2016 Social Progress Index, covering 160 countries, will launch at 9 pm Eastern on June 28. It will be the third annual release of the Global Index, measuring social progress on more than 50 distinct indicators. Be part of our biggest launch ever by joining our social media campaign on

20 Jun 2016

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Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has become only the second city in the world, after Bogota, Colombia to create a Social Progress Index assessing the social and environmental performance of different regions of the same city.

17 May 2016