Featured »

January 30, 2017 – 2:12 pm

“Don’t we all treat suffering as a disruption to existence, instead of an inevitable part of it? He wondered what would happen if you could ‘reincorporate your version of reality, of normalcy, to accommodate suffering.’”
Had …

Read the full story »
Featured
Global Initiatives
Humanitarians
Multimedia
News
Home » Featured, News

The 16 most socially advanced countries in the world

Submitted by on May 18, 2015 – 5:51 pm

150427-social-progress-index-1024x221By Matthew Speiser and Natasha Bertrand

The Social Progress Index is a metric that measures progress through fulfillment of basic human needs (rather than traditional indicators of economic growth).

 

First released in 2013, the Social Progress Index (SPI) measures a comprehensive array of components of social and environmental performance, aggregating them into an overall framework.

The index, which covers about 99% of the world’s population, was created collaboratively by Professor Michael E. Porter at the Harvard Business School, Professor Scott Stern at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Social Progress Imperative, a nonprofit group, and ranks these social and environmental measures that underline well-being and opportunity.

“The Social Progress Index shows that countries with similar levels of GDP can have very different levels of social progress,” said Michael Green, executive director of the Social Progress Imperative.

One example: Costa Rica and Thailand rank 59th and 58th in the world in GDP, respectively. However, Thailand ranks 57th in the world on the SPI whereas Costa Rica ranks 29th due in large part to significantly higher ratings in personal safety, personal rights, and tolerance and inclusion.

#16 The United States

2014 ranking: #16

GDP ranking: 6th

read full article here: https://agenda.weforum.org/

 

Leave a comment

Add your comment below. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar