Social progress is the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create the conditions for all individuals to reach their full potential. The index is structured around 12 components and 60 distinct indicators. The framework
not only provides an aggregate country score and ranking but also allows benchmarking on specific areas of strength and weakness. Transparency of measurement based on a comprehensive framework allows change-makers to set strategic priorities, acting upon the most pressing issues in their societies. The 2022 results see the five Nordic countries in the first six places: 1. Norway 2. Denmark 3. Finland 5. Iceland 6. Sweden