The Social Progress Index is an effort of the Social Progress Imperative to create a new and better way to compare the human and social development performance of countries. High on their agenda is to not use GDP per capita or other measures of national development, but rather focus on direct measures of human well-being. Turns out, this new Social Progress Index (SPI) is almost perfectly correlated with national development.
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