117

organizations from different sectors in 10 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean are part of the Social Progress Network

133

Countries were included in the 2016 Social Progress Index.

28

Is where Costa Rica ranks globally in social progress, with the highest relative performance when compared to its economic peers.

1

Chile in 2016 Social Progress Index in Latin America

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To improve the way that decisions in the public interest are made, by applying a concept of development that incorporates economic growth, equity, environmental stewardship, and democracy.
To provide, through the Social Progress Index, useful and timely information to decision-makers from governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations that helps to identify strengths or weaknesses in terms of social progress, in order to focus investment decisions and improve the quality of life for citizens in participating countries.

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Harvard Business School Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness

Founding partner of the Social Progress Imperative and support for developing the methodology of the Social Progress Index and extending its global reach

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Rockefeller Foundation

Founding partner of the Social Progress Imperative and support for developing the methodology of the Social Progress Index and extending its global reach.

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Skoll Foundation

Founding partner of the Social Progress Imperative and support for developing the methodology of the Social Progress Index and extending its global reach.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Founding partner of the Social Progress Imperative and support for developing the methodology of the Social Progress Index and extending its global reach.

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Compartamos Banco of Mexico:

Founding partner of the Social Progress Imperative and support for developing the methodology of the Social Progress Index and extending its global reach.

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Cisco Systems Inc.:

Support for developing the Social Progress Index with technology and financial resources.

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Deloitte Consulting Group S.C

Financing and organizational support related to extending the global reach of the the Social Progress Index.

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Coca-Cola Brazil, Vale do Rio Doce, Camargo Correa, and Natura Cosméticos

Adaptation of the methodology of the Index to study the socal well-being of communities in several municipalities in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Paraguayan Technical Secretariat for Economic and Social Development Planning

Part of the Social Progress Index steering committee along with several organizations from the social, international, and business sectors.

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The Social Progress Index is an initiative of the Social Progress Imperative, of which Avina is a founding partner, that uses 52 indicators to provide a snapshot of the social progress of every nation for policymakers, international development agencies, philanthropic organizations, civil society, and academia, in order to focus their investments in areas that contribute to improving the well-being of citizens. These indicators measure the ability of each nation to meet the basic needs of its population, the infrastructure and tools available to enable individuals and communities to improve their quality of life, and the existence of a favorable environment so that each person has the opportunity to develop their full potential. Avina and its partners continue to work diligently to develop the methodology of the Index and to position it as a global performance measure, as well as to form networks of organizations capable of advancing social progress in their own countries and regions. New steering groups have been formed in Guatemala, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Panama, and Peru, joining those already operating in Brazil, Paraguay, and Costa Rica

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2016 Social Progress Index

Indice de Progresso Social no Rio de Janeiro 2016 (The 2016 Social Progress Index for Rio de Janeiro) - Social Progress Imperative [in Portuguese]

2015 Social Progress Index - Social Progress Imperative

2014 Social Progress Index - Social Progress Imperative

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