Which countries can meet 'basic human needs?'

Screenshot of map from Social Progress Index 2015.

Last year, the Social Progress Imperative released its first-ever full report on social progress around the world. The report detailed some 130 countries’ ability to “meet the basic human needs of its citizens.” This year, the group has released another report, this time covering 99 percent of the world’s population.

The report looks at each country’s performance in three categories: basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing and opportunity. Each country is then given a score out of a maximum of 100. For highlights from the 2015 report, see the graphic below. For more detailed information – and the chance to compare data by country – see this interactive map (click the link and scroll down) from the Social Progress. The map and data – although not the full report – are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Infographic created by Dawn Cherie Araujo using Canva.com and with data from the Social Progress Index 2015.

[Dawn Cherie Araujo is staff reporter for Global Sisters Report based in Kansas City, Missouri. Follow her on Twitter @Dawn_Cherie.]

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