Progress Index 2011

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Around the globe, quality of life and progress are being re-assessed. The Progress Index of the Center for Societal Progress so far is the only index that summarizes the economic, social and ecological aspects of progress, and that is available for 22 countries over the period from 1970 until 2009. It consists of four components: income, health, education and the natural environment. The main findings of the new edition are:

The Progress Index is mainly calculated for a German audience. The 60-page study in German includes sections on each of the four index components, a discussion of five other composite measures of progress, several country portraits and special sections on progress initiatives in other countries at the national and local level. It also includes a list of references and a longer appendix.

You can download the full report here.