The Social Progress Index rigorously measures country performance on a wide range of aspects of social and environmental performance, which are relevant for countries at all levels of economic development. It enables an assessment of not just absolute country performance but relative performance compared to a country’s economic peers. Governments and businesses have the tools to track social and environmental performance rigorously, and make better public policy and investment choices.

The Social Progress Index also assesses a country’s success in turning economic progress into improved social outcomes; it helps translate economic gains into better social and environmental performance in ways that are critical to enabling even greater economic success. The Social Progress Index provides a concrete framework for understanding and then prioritizing an action agenda, advancing both social and economic performance.