To provide 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.
Analysis of data from the Social Progress Index accelerates, enhances, and sustains the results of Avina’s Opportunites for Impact
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.
In 2014, data from 132 countries was collected and analyzed.
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. During 2014, steering groups were formed in Guatemala, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Panama, and Peru, joining those already operating in Brazil, Paraguay, and Costa Rica.
The Brazilian Amazon, internationally known for its natural resources and environmental importance both for Brazil and for the world, was placed under the microscope of the Social Progress Index during 2014.
The Plan Nacional de Desarrollo - Paraguay 2030 (Paraguay 2030 National Development Plan - PND) is a strategic document that will facilitate coordinated actions among the divisions of the Executive Branch, as well as at other levels of the national government, civil society, and the private sector. This is the first time a development plan of this scope has been created, despite being stipulated in Article 177 of the Paraguayan Constitution as mandatory for each newly elected administration.
Founding partners of the Social Progress Imperative and support for developing the methodology of the Social Progress Index and extending its global reach.
Support for developing the Social Progress Index with technology and financial resources.
Financing and organizational support related to extending the global reach of the the Social Progress Index.
Part of the Social Progress Index steering committee along with several organizations from the social, international, and business sectors.
Resultados del Índice de Progreso Social 2014 (Social Progress Index 2014 Results) – Social Progress Imperative [in Spanish]