New Zealand places 10th in the world on 2018 Social Progress Index

Norway tops the index ranking 146 countries on social performance, New Zealand holds steady bolstered by strong performance in inclusion, personal freedom and choice, while Australia and the US falter

With the recent 125th anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, it’s particularly pleasing to see New Zealand hold steady in the top tier of the 2018 Social Progress Index (SPI) rankings in 10th place, bolstered by our performance on indicators of inclusion, personal freedom and choice.