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The SPI tells you what the GDP doesn't; The Social Progress Index goes beyond the blunt tool of GDP to examine a range of data and give a comprehensive insight into a country's productivity, hidden potential for growth and long-term sustainability, says t

Dec 01, 2019 - The Banker

For decades, investors and policy-makers have relied primarily on traditional economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) to measure the success of societies and estimate their future potential. These indicators, while useful, are also limiting. GDP can tell us about a country's economic strength, but is silent on matters of health, education, personal rights and freedoms - the things we know are important drivers of sustainable growth.

The Social Progress Index was created in...