NEW! The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017
Expanding social participation in the process and benefits for economic growth is one of the major policy challenges global leaders have to deal with. Based on this, the World Economic Forum has analysed 109 economies with the aim to improve the understanding of how countries can take benefit of policy incentives and institutional measures in order to make economic growth more socially inclusive.
Athors: World Economic Forum
Social Progress Index 2016
Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of development based solely on economic progress is incomplete. Economic growth alone is not enough. A society which fails to address basic human needs, equip citizens to improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and provide opportunity for its citizens is not succeeding. We must widen our understanding of the success of societies beyond economic outcomes. Inclusive growth requires achieving both economic and social progress.
The Social Progress Index aims to meet this pressing need through a robust and holistic measurement framework for social and environmental performance that can be used by leaders in government, business, and civil society to benchmark success and accelerate progress.
What the Social Progress Index can reveal
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Athors: Social Progress Imperative