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What Works 2017: The International Summit to Advance Social Progress

​The most important social progress event of 2017 happens April 24-26.

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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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Video published on February 16, 2017 on USTREAM Latin American Program February 16, 2017  | Woodrow Wilson Center, D.C.  Measuring Social Progress, Not Wealth: Why the Social Progress Index has become an invaluable tool for development in Latin America To view the video, please either click on the image above or go to the USTREAM […]

16 Feb 2017

Friend, Last week, we saw the creation of immigration policies that could threaten social progress—not just in the United States but around the world. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such sweeping blockades, but we have an imperative to offer better solutions—ones that are data-driven, and promote equal opportunities and access for […]

31 Jan 2017

Pre-summit workshop: Understanding the Social Progress Index & Framework Monday April 24, 2017 10am – 5pm | What Works  April 24-26, 2017 Harpa Conference Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland An interactive one-day training workshop to provide those with limited experience with the Social Progress Index, an overview of this powerful tool, its methodology and application in a variety […]

20 Jan 2017