Published on February 18, 2014
SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX Professor Michael E. Porter Harvard Business School Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
WHAT IS SOCIAL PROGRESS? Social progress is 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. Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX MODEL Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX INDICATORS Social Progress Index Basic Human Needs Foundations of Wellbeing Opportunity Nutrition and Basic Medical Care Access to Basic Knowledge Personal Rights Undernourishment Depth of food deficit Maternal mortality rate Stillbirth rate Child mortality rate Prevalence of tuberculosis Political rights Freedom of speech Freedom of assembly/association Private property rights Women’s property rights Air, Water, and Sanitation Indoor air pollution attributable deaths Outdoor air pollution attributable deaths Access to piped water Rural vs. urban access to improved water source Access to improved sanitation facilities Access to wastewater treatment Shelter Availability of affordable housing Access to electricity Adult literacy rate Primary school enrollment Secondary school enrollment Women’s mean years in school Access to Information and Communications Mobile telephone subscriptions Internet users Fixed broadband subscriptions Press Freedom Index Homicide rate Level of violent crime Perceived criminality Political terror Social Progress Imperative Tertiary school enrollment Female tertiary enrollment Health and Wellness Personal Freedom and Choice Life expectancy Obesity Cancer death rate Deaths from cardiovascular disease and diabetes Deaths from HIV Availability of quality healthcare Ecosystem Sustainability Personal Safety Access to Higher Education Ecological Footprint of Consumption CO2 emissions per capita Energy use per $1,000 GDP Water withdrawals per capita Basic religious freedoms Contraceptive prevalence rate Access to childcare Freedom over life choices Equity and Inclusion Equity of opportunity for ethnic minorities Women treated with respect Community safety net Tolerance of immigrants Tolerance for homosexuals #socialprogress 4
2013 SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX RESULTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Social Progress Imperative Sweden United Kingdom Switzerland Canada Germany United States Australia Japan France Spain Korea, Rep. Costa Rica Poland Chile Argentina Israel Bulgaria Brazil United Arab Emirates Turkey Dominican Republic Colombia Thailand Peru Mexico 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Philippines Paraguay Tunisia Georgia Viet Nam Jordan China Russian Federation Kazakhstan Botswana Sri Lanka Morocco Indonesia South Africa Egypt, Arab Rep. Ghana Bangladesh India Senegal Kenya Rwanda Mozambique Uganda Nigeria Ethiopia #socialprogress
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SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX VS. GDP PER CAPITA Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
COMPARING COUNTRY PERFORMANCE: COSTA RICA VS. SOUTH AFRICA Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
COMPARING COUNTRY PERFORMANCE: LOW AND HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
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TARGET AUDIENCES • Policy-makers • International development organizations • Business leaders • Civil society • Philanthropists • Impact investors Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
ROLE OF SOCIAL PROGRESS NETWORK • Interpret and disseminate results • Help extend and enhance data collection and local and regional research • Lobby the local government at all levels to pursue policy changes related to social progress priorities • Provide continuity of social progress efforts across changes in government Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
THE SOCIAL PROGRESS NETWORK IN PARAGUAY • The national government has adopted the Social Progress Index as an official measure of national performance • A local network, with participation of independent foundations and NGOs is forming to: • • disseminate Index results work with government to identify needed policy changes Paraguay Social Progress Network: Fundación Paraguaya Desarrollo en Democracia Fundación Avina Social Cabinet of the Paraguayan Government Association of Christian Businessmen advised by: INCAE Business School Fundación Latinoamérica Posible Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
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