Central America

A Region Ascending

A Global Leader

Central America was the first region to coordinate application of the Social Progress Index in different countries and at different geographic scales.

Regional Coordination

The Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School leads Progreso Social Mesoamérica, which promotes the use of Social Progress Indexes at the local level in a growing number of countries.

Impressive Growth

Mesoamerica is one of the regions where application of the Social Progress Index is advancing most rapidly and which holds the most promise for changing the lives of everyday people.


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

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

From Confidencial in Nicaragua. Explore the 2016 Social Progress Index data for Nicaragua. Read about the launch of #Progreso Social Nicaragua. Explore other activity by Progreso Social Mesoamerica.

2 Sep 2016

Who Makes It Happen

Country Networks

Costa Rica

#Progreso Social Costa Rica 


#Progreso Social Belice 


#Progreso Social Nicaragua 


#Progreso Social Honduras 


#Progreso Social México 


#Progreso Social Guatemala 


#Progreso Social Panamá 

El Salvador

#Progreso Social El Salvador