Social Progress Index (SPI) 2015

Date: April 09, 2015

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Social Progress Index (SPI): India Ranks even lower that Nepal

The Social Progress Index measures the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens.The SPI measures the well-being of a society by observing social and environmental outcomes directly rather than the economic factors.The index is published by the nonprofit Social Progress Imperative, and is based on the writings of Amartya Sen, Douglass North, and Joseph Stiglitz.

The 2015 version of the Social Progress Index has improved upon the 2014 version through generous feedback from many observers and covers an expanded number of countries with 52 indicators.

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The 2015 Social Progress Index includes 133 countries covering 94% of the world’s population, plus 28 countries with partial data. This brings coverage to a total of 99% of the world’s population.

The top three countries in the world on Social Progress are Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland,Norway, the top country, ranks first in the world on Foundations of Wellbeing (with a score of 88.46).

India has secured the 101th place,On the parameter ‘Tolerance and inclusion’ India ranks 128th and is at the 120th place on ‘health and wellness’

Even Nepal and Bangladesh rank higher than India on the Social Progress Index (SPI) ratings.

 

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