The Social Progress Index
A holistic measure of progress
For 80 years GDP has been the gold standard fro measuring a country's economic progress, but limiting a country's measure of growth and competitiveness to just economic indicators creates an incomplete picture.
- About the Social Progress Index
- Social Progress at the regional level
- Social Progress Index launch
- Related topics
Social Progress at the regional level
On August 25th 2014, a new Social Progress Index for the Brazilian Amazon was released. The report, which measured the well-being of 24 million people, found that social progress in the resource and nature rich region was considerably lower than in the rest of Brazil. A lack of opportunity was found to be the most pressing problem Amazon residents faced. The report will be used to focus discussion around the social and environmental issues facing the region and may be used as a compass to guide management and public policies for the Amazon. The work was led by a research institute, Imazon, and supported by Deloitte Brazil through its leadership role in the Brazilian Partner Network, #ProgressoSocialBrazil.
You can read more about the methodology and the findings of the Social Progress Index for the Brazilian Amazon here.
"Studies like this one are essential for leaders across public, private, and civil sectors to gain a deep understanding of the challenges for regions, like the Brazilian Amazon"
Global Chairman, Deloitte Global