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Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts released by EAC-PM

Current Affairs

  • Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts made by the Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative was submitted to Economic Advisory Council- Prime Minister and released today.
  • SPI is a comprehensive tool that can serve as a holistic measure of a country’s social progress at the national and sub-national levels.
  • The index assesses states and districts based on 12 components across three critical dimensions of social progress – Basic Human Needs, Foundations of well-being, and Opportunity.
  • The index uses an extensive framework comprising 89 indicators at the state level and 49 at the district level.
  • The EAC-PM said SPI is a comprehensive tool that can serve as a holistic measure of a country’s social progress at the national and sub-national levels.
  • Puducherry has the highest SPI score of 65.99 in the country, attributable to its remarkable performance across components like Personal Freedom and Choice, Shelter, and Water and Sanitation.
  • Lakshadweep and Goa closely follow it with scores of 65.89 and 65.53, respectively. Jharkhand and Bihar scored the lowest, 43.95 and 44.47, respectively.

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