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Social Progress Index 2014 Results

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Published on Apr 2, 2014

Update August 17, 2014: A customized version of this index, built especially for the Brazilian Amazon, launched August 23, 2014.

It can be hard to get people to notice a problem. Or care about it. It can be really hard to work together to find solutions. And even harder to implement those solutions in a way that makes a difference. The Social Progress Framework provides a robust, holistic and innovative measurement tool that is being used in different ways in different places to improve human wellbeing.

On April 3, 2014, the Social Progress Imperative launched its Social Progress Index 2014. We define '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 2014 Index covered 132 countries, measuring what really matters to real people. Explore the data at http://www.socialprogressimperative.o... or read the full report at http://www.socialprogressimperative.o....

[This video and other materials related to the Social Progress Index 2014 use the World Bank definition: "GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant 2005 international dollars." http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/N...]

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