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Our vision is a world in which social progress sits alongside economic prosperity as a measure of a sustainable society.

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    Social Progress Index

    Measuring national progress delivering social and environmental value

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    Social Progress Network

    Serving as a hub for change agents

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  • Michigan Selected as First U.S. State for Deployment of New Social Progress Index

    Detroit Michigan Map"Today, Mark Davidoff, Michigan managing partner at Deloitte LLP and this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference chair, alongside the Director of the Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives Harvey Hollins and Social Progress Imperative representative Justin Edwards, announced the deployment of a new social wellbeing measurement tool in Michigan called the Social Progress Index."

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  • Social Progress Performance by Region and Country Group: Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa scores the lowest of all the regions on average Social Progress Index score. The top performing Sub-Saharan African countries are Mauritius (36th), South Africa (63rd), and Botswana (65th). The Central African Republic (133rd) and Chad (132nd) register the lowest scores among all countries in the Index. Data availability is especially poor in Sub-Saharan Africa so 11 countries have scores in only some of the Social Progress Index components: Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. 

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