The EU regional Social Progress Index aims to measure social progress for each EU region as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress, such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Define in the framework of the “Beyond GDP” discussion as an alternative to traditional measures built with economic indicators, the EU-SPI is constructed using only social and environmental indicators to better reflect societal development. The Index measures social progress in European regions, at the NUTS2 level, using twelve components described by a total number of fifty-five comparable social and environmental indicators, purposefully excluding economic aspects. Its components are further aggregated into three broader dimensions describing respectively basic, intermediate and more sophisticated aspects of social progress.
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The European Social Progress Index is available here.
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