Have you ever heard about the Social Progress Index? This Index measure the multiple dimensions of social progress, benchmarking success, and catalyzing greater human wellbeing.
On April 3, 2014, the Social Progress Imperative launched its Social Progress Index 2014. Defining ‘social progress’ as the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create the conditions for all individuals to reach their full potential.
The Social Progress Index, focuses on three distinct (though related) questions:
1) Does a country provide for its people’s most essential needs?
2) Are the building blocks in place for individuals and communities to enhance and sustain wellbeing?
3) Is there opportunity for all individuals to reach their full potential?
These three questions define the three dimensions of Social Progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.
Social Progress Index scores at the overall, dimension, and component levels are all based on a 0-100 scale. This scale is determined by identifying the best and worst global performance on each indicator by any country in the last 10 years, using these to set the maximum (100) and minimum (0) bounds.The 2014 Index covered 132 countries, measuring what really matters to real people.
The top three countries are New Zealand , Switzerland, and Iceland and have closely grouped scores of 88.24, 88.19, and 88.07 respectively. These three countries, which are relatively small in terms of populations, score strongly across all dimensions, though there are important variations in their areas of relative strength. And the last three were Burundi, Central African Republic and Chad grouped scores of 37.33, 34.17 and 32.60 respectively.
How was the performance per Region?
The black dot is the actual Index, and the blue, green and orange dots means Basic Human Needs, Opportunity and Foundations of Wellbeing respectively, within a 0 -100 scale. As was mention before, closer to 100 have a better performance on those areas.
Europe, North America and Ocenaia
Latin America & Caribbean
East Asia & Pacific
Middle East & North Africa
Sub- Saharan Africa
Central and South Asia
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With information of http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/data/spi
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