South America

The Early Adopters

Challenging Traditions

South America is home to a large number of novel applications of the Social Progress Index.

Regional Coordination

Led by Fundacion Avina, Progreso Social Sudamérica promotes application of the Social Progress Index across the region.

Convening Power

Partnerships involving businesses, governments, and civil society organizations are convening around the Social Progress Index in countries large and small alike.


Political, economic and social uncertainty is rising globally. The world is looking urgently for solutions that will build prosperous economies and inclusive societies. In order to meet that challenge we need to understand what is working and why. Anchored by the Social Progress Index, the second annual What Works global summit will bring together leaders […]

4 Mar 2017

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

The Cabrero commune, located in the Bio Bio region in Chile, will celebrate its 90th birthday as an independent commune in 2017. Over its history, it has achieved important social advances for its now almost thirty thousand inhabitants, but life still falls short of the standards set by the Sustainable Development Goals. The commune knows that what […]

9 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

Who Makes It Happen

Country Networks


#Progreso Social Argentina 


#Progreso Social Bolivia 


#Progresso Social Brasil 


#Progreso Social Chile 


#Progreso Social Colombia 


#Progeso Social Ecuador 


#Progreso Social Paraguay 


#Progreso Social Perú