Social Progress 2018

Social Progress

On September 20,  the 2018 Social Progress Index results will be released. Is the world as a whole progressing? In what ways has the world got better, and where are we stalling? In just two weeks, examine the full findings to answer these questions and uncover more insights at

The Social Progress Index is the first holistic measure of a country’s performance that is independent of economic factors. The 2018 index:

  • Ranks 146 countries – the most we’ve ever been able to measure – on how well they provide their people with the things that really matter, including quality healthcare and education, safe streets, a clean environment, and an inclusive society with rights and opportunities are for all.
  • Provides trend analysis about countries’ social and environmental outcomes since 2014 to inform strategies to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Reveals the strengths and weaknesses of countries in comparison to others with a similar GDP per capita.
  • Shows how the world overall, geographic regions, and global superpowers are performing.
  • Identifies what is driving social progress forward and what is holding it back.
  • Reminds us what’s at stake and what each of us – in government, business and civil society – can do to advance social progress.