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Social Progress Index by Country 2024

The Social Progress Index (SPI) is a comprehensive tool designed to evaluate social performance globally using transparent, actionable data. It assesses the performance of 169 countries in full and 27 countries in part, utilizing 12 components and 60 indicators.

Country
Social Progress Index Score
Norway90.74
Denmark90.54
Finland90.46
Switzerland90.26
Iceland89.54
Sweden89.42
Netherlands88.97
Germany88.72
Japan88.19
Canada88.17

Key Highlights of the Social Progress Index:

  1. Norway: Leads the SPI with a score of 90.74. Notable for high scores in basic nutrition, healthcare, and knowledge.
  2. Denmark: Follows closely with an SPI score of 90.54, excelling in water and sanitation and basic medical care.
  3. Finland: Ranked third with a score of 90.46. The country's performance is reflected in its access to basic knowledge and housing.
  4. Switzerland: Scores 90.26 in the SPI, particularly strong in the well-being category.
  5. Iceland: Holds the fifth position with an SPI score of 90.26, scoring highest in access to food, medical care, and clean drinking water.
  6. Sweden: Achieves an SPI score of 88.97, influenced by social and environmental factors.
  7. Germany: Ranks eighth with a score of 88.72, noted for high performance in basic human needs.
  8. Japan: Positioned in the top ten with a score of 88.19, excelling in societal progression opportunities.
  9. Canada: Stands at tenth place with an SPI score of 88.17.
  10. United States: Ranks 25th based on criteria like basic human needs, foundations of well-being, and opportunity. Massachusetts leads within the US with an SPI of 64.82.

The SPI has noted a decline in 6 of its 12 components since 2017, including aspects like personal rights and inclusiveness. This decline highlights areas needing improvement and directs focus towards holistic social development.

Notes:
- Higher scores are preferable.

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Country
Social Progress Index Score
Norway90.74
Denmark90.54
Finland90.46
Switzerland90.26
Iceland89.54
Sweden89.42
Netherlands88.97
Germany88.72
Japan88.19
Canada88.17
Austria88.05
Australia87.83
Ireland87.69
Luxembourg87.48
New Zealand87.26
Belgium87.22
South Korea86.47
Estonia86.16
United Kingdom86.13
France86.07
Spain85.35
Italy85.23
Czech Republic85.19
Portugal84.75
United States84.65
Malta84.52
Slovenia84.19
Singapore83.76
Lithuania83.71
Cyprus83.18
Israel83.17
Latvia82.46
Greece82.44
Croatia82.32
Slovakia81.29
Chile80.78
Costa Rica80.65
Uruguay80.27
Poland80.17
Barbados79.60
Argentina78.64
Hungary78.21
Romania76.89
Bulgaria76.81
Serbia75.80
Trinidad and Tobago75.58
Mauritius75.44
Armenia74.78
Montenegro74.64
Georgia74.43
Moldova74.19
Ukraine74.17
Albania74.12
Malaysia74.08
Kuwait74.06
Panama74.02
Jamaica73.48
North Macedonia72.74
Russia71.99
Ecuador71.75
Belarus71.49
Brazil71.26
Bosnia and Herzegovina71.23
Suriname71.22
Kazakhstan71.21
Mexico70.84
Peru70.70
United Arab Emirates70.70
South Africa69.95
Colombia69.83
Thailand69.80
Tunisia69.77
Dominican Republic69.76
Sri Lanka69.22
Cape Verde69.01
Paraguay68.96
Vietnam68.18
Bhutan68.05
Maldives68.02
Oman67.70
Philippines67.46
Jordan67.32
Kyrgyzstan67.23
Mongolia67.21
Bolivia67.15
Fiji67.02
Indonesia66.67
Turkey66.59
Lebanon66.48
Qatar66.47
Uzbekistan66.12
Bahrain66.09
Botswana65.89
China65.74
Algeria65.59
Guyana65.54
Palestine65.19
Ghana64.80
El Salvador64.42
Morocco64.04
Saudi Arabia63.89
Iran63.72
Azerbaijan63.26
Sao Tome and Principe62.49
Gabon62.18
Namibia62.00
Honduras61.17
Nicaragua60.23
Guatemala60.21
India60.19
Nepal59.39
Timor Leste58.92
Egypt58.73
Venezuela58.62
Kenya57.96
Senegal57.70
Iraq56.82
Turkmenistan56.75
Bangladesh56.06
Tajikistan56.05
Cambodia55.71
Benin55.59
Tanzania54.87
Gambia54.68
Malawi54.29
Libya54.28
Ivory Coast54.01
Nigeria52.97
Lesotho52.90
Solomon Islands52.40
Rwanda52.18
Zimbabwe52.17
Comoros52.11
Zambia52.07
Syria51.98
Togo51.58
Myanmar51.46
Cameroon51.40
Pakistan51.32
Laos51.17
Sierra Leone50.48
Burkina Faso49.83
Djibouti49.39
Uganda49.34
Eswatini49.19
Liberia49.03
Mozambique48.27
Papua New Guinea48.12
Republic of the Congo47.54
Ethiopia47.43
Madagascar47.07
Mali46.93
Angola46.87
Guinea Bissau46.65
Mauritania46.60
Equatorial Guinea46.58
Haiti45.42
Sudan45.41
Niger43.14
Burundi42.91
DR Congo42.70
Guinea42.41
Yemen39.08
Afghanistan37.34
Somalia35.85
Eritrea34.85
Chad34.69
Central African Republic32.39
South Sudan30.65
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What country has the highest Social Progress Index?

Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Switzerland all have a Social Progress Index of just over 90, but it's Norway that has an index that is slightly larger than the rest.

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