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SOCIAL
PROGRESS
INDEX
Professor Michael E. Porter
Harvard Business School

Social Progress Imperative

#socialprogress
THE IMPERATIVE

• In both economic and business development, our understanding of
success has been incomplete

• The insuf...
WHAT IS SOCIAL PROGRESS?

Social progress is the capacity of a society to meet the basic
human needs of its citizens, esta...
DESIGN PRINCIPLES

• Non-economic indicators
• Outcomes rather than inputs

• Holistic framework
• Relevant to all countri...
SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX MODEL

Social Progress Imperative

5

#socialprogress
FIRST 50 COUNTRIES

Social Progress Imperative

6

#socialprogress
NEXT STEPS

Social Progress
Network

Improve
Measurement

A decentralized effort to drive
change at the local level

Incre...
00.01am Thursday 11th April 2013

Social Progress Index data released

www.socialprogressimperative.org

Twitter: @socprog...
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2013 Skoll World Forum Plenary - Introducing the Social Progress Index

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Presentation introducing the Social Progress Index during the 2013 Skoll World Forum, delivered by Professor Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School.

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  1. 1. SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX Professor Michael E. Porter Harvard Business School Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
  2. 2. THE IMPERATIVE • In both economic and business development, our understanding of success has been incomplete • The insufficiency of GDP is widely recognized • We must measure social progress directly in order to assess its progress and inform improvement Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
  3. 3. WHAT IS SOCIAL PROGRESS? Social progress is the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create the conditions for all individuals to reach their full potential. Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
  4. 4. DESIGN PRINCIPLES • Non-economic indicators • Outcomes rather than inputs • Holistic framework • Relevant to all countries Social Progress Imperative 4 #socialprogress
  5. 5. SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX MODEL Social Progress Imperative 5 #socialprogress
  6. 6. FIRST 50 COUNTRIES Social Progress Imperative 6 #socialprogress
  7. 7. NEXT STEPS Social Progress Network Improve Measurement A decentralized effort to drive change at the local level Increase usefulness of framework and individual measures • Interpret and disseminate results • Incorporate feedback • Advocate for local level change • Increase the number of countries • Share ideas for improving the framework and its use • Study inputs and drivers Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
  8. 8. 00.01am Thursday 11th April 2013 Social Progress Index data released www.socialprogressimperative.org Twitter: @socprogress #socialprogress Social Progress Imperative #socialprogress
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