Social Progress Index

After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.

The Social Progress Index offers a rich framework for measuring the multiple dimensions of social progress, bench-marking success, and catalyzing greater human well-being.

The classification of Social Progress Index:

  1. Basic Human Needs:
    1. Nutrition and Basic Medical Care
    2. Water and Sanitation
    3. Shelter
    4. Personal Safety
  2. Foundations of Well-Being:
    1. Access to Basic Knowledge
    2. Access to Information and Communications
    3. Health and Wellness
    4. Ecosystem Sustainability
  3. Opportunity:
    1. Personal Rights
    2. Personal Freedom and Choice
    3. Tolerance and Inclusion
    4. Access to Advance Education

Norway ranks number 1 in this index. Here’s why… In the Basic Human Needs Dimension, Norway performs best on Water and Sanitation and has most opportunity to improve on the Shelter component. In the Foundations of Wellbeing Dimension, Norway scores highest on Access to Basic Knowledge but lags on the Ecosystem Sustainability component. In the Opportunity Dimension, Norway is strongest on Personal Freedom and Choice and has the most room to improve on Access to Advanced Education.

So, where is your nation in this ranking?