Social Progress Index (SPI)

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Social Progress Index (SPI)

  • Recently, the Social Progress Index (SPI) 2022 for the states and districts of the country has been released by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
  • The SPI has been jointly developed by the Institute for Competitiveness and the Social Progress Imperative.
  • The SPI assesses states and districts on the basis of 12 components across three important dimensions of social progress. Three important dimensions include:
  • Basic human needs,
  • Based on better ways of living and
  • It uses 89 indicators at the state level and 49 indicators at the district level.

Key Features of SPI:

  • The best performing states/UTs are Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Goa.
  • The top three performing districts are Shimla and Solan in Himachal Pradesh and Aizawl in Mizoram.
  • Globally, India ranks 110th in SPI –

Source – The Hindu

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