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SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX Professor Michael E. Porter Harvard Business School Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
THE IMPERATIVE • In both economic and business development, our understanding of success has been incomplete • The insufficiency of GDP is widely recognized • We must measure social progress directly in order to assess its progress and inform improvement 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
DESIGN PRINCIPLES • Non-economic indicators • Outcomes rather than inputs • Holistic framework • Relevant to all countries Social Progress Imperative 4 #socialprogress
SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX MODEL Social Progress Imperative 5 #socialprogress
FIRST 50 COUNTRIES Social Progress Imperative 6 #socialprogress
NEXT STEPS Social Progress Network Improve Measurement A decentralized effort to drive change at the local level Increase usefulness of framework and individual measures • Interpret and disseminate results • Incorporate feedback • Advocate for local level change • Increase the number of countries • Share ideas for improving the framework and its use • Study inputs and drivers Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
00.01am Thursday 11th April 2013 Social Progress Index data released www.socialprogressimperative.org Twitter: @socprogress #socialprogress Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
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