"Harvard business professor Michael E. Porter, who earlier developed the Global Competitiveness Report, designed the SPI. A new way to look at the success of countries, the SPI studies 132 nations and evaluates 54 social and environmental indicators for each country that matter to real people. Rather than measuring a country’s success by its per capita GDP, the index is based on an array of data reflecting suicide, ecosystem sustainability, property rights, access to healthcare and education, gender equality, attitudes toward immigrants and minorities, religious freedom, nutrition, infrastructure and more..."
"Of issues covered by the Basic Human Needs Dimension, Canada does best in areas including Nutrition and Basic Medical Care and has the greatest opportunity to improve human wellbeing by focusing more on Shelter. Of issues covered by the Foundations of Wellbeing Dimension, Canada excels at providing building blocks for people's lives such as Access to Basic Knowledge but would benefit from greater investment in Ecosystem Sustainability. Of issues covered by the Opportunity Dimension, Canada outperforms in providing opportunities for people to improve their position in society and scores highly in Personal Freedom and Choice yet falls short in Access to Advanced Education.
Social Progress Index: 86.95;
Basic Human Needs: 93.52;
Foundations of Wellbeing: 80.31;
Opportunity: 87.02 -- Personal Rights: 87.96;
Personal Freedom and Choice (Freedom over life choices, Freedom of religion, Modern slavery,
human trafficking and child marriage,
Satisfied demand for contraception, Corruption): 91.14;
Tolerance and Inclusion (Women treated with respect, Tolerance for immigrants,
Tolerance for homosexuals, Discrimination and violence against minorities, Religious tolerance,
Community safety net) : 86.79;