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Youth Progress Index Presentation to the European Parliament

The Youth Progress Index is one of the most innovative tools for measuring the quality of life of young people because it reflects the things most important to their safety, health and freedom, and like all our indexes, it remains independent of economic indicators. This social progress index offers distinct and equally important insight that will be critically helpful in empowering the largest generation ever in their transition from childhood to adulthood. To learn more, visit

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Youth Progress Index Presentation to the European Parliament

  1. 1. Common assumption that economic development automatically generates social progress Economic development does not always result in social progress Social progress may also affect economic development To understand inclusive growth, we need to measure social progress directly as a complement to standard economic measures ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL PROGRESS Why measure social progress?
  2. 2. “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.”
  3. 3. Youth Progress Index
  4. 4. Data challenges
  5. 5. Youth Progress Index Basic Human Needs Foundations of Wellbeing Opportunity Nutrition and Basic Medical Care Access to Basic Knowledge Personal Rights Undernourishment Youth literacy Political rights Depth of food deficit Primary school enrollment Freedom of expression Maternal mortality rate Gross secondary enrollment Freedom of assembly/association Child mortality rate Gender parity in secondary enrollment Private property rights Deaths from infectious diseases Female population with some secondary education Youth confidence in police Male population with some secondary education Percent of young members of parliament Water and Sanitation Access to piped water Access to Info and Communications Personal Freedom and Choice Rural access to improved water source Youth mobile telephones Youth freedom over life choices Access to improved sanitation and facilities Youth internet users Freedom of religion Youth satisfaction with water Press freedom Early marriage Satisfied demand for contraception Shelter Health and Wellness Corruption Youth availability of affordable housing Healthy life expectancy at birth Youth perception of corruption Access to electricity Youth mortality from non-communicable diseases Quality of electricity supply Youth suicide rate Inclusion Youth household air pollution deaths Death rate from HIV/AIDS Youth openness towards immigrants Youth openness towards homosexuals Personal safety Environmental Quality Youth community safety net Homicide rate Wastewater management Discrimination and violence against minorities Level of violent crime Biodiversity and habitat Religious tolerance Perceived criminality Greenhouse gas emissions Youth not in employment and not in education Political terror Youth air pollution attributable deaths Youth employment gap Youth traffic deaths Youth satisfaction with air quality Youth safe walking alone Access to Advanced Education Years of tertiary schooling Women’s average years in school Inequality in attainment of education Tertiary enrollment rate
  6. 6. Youth Progress Index Basic Human Needs Foundations of Wellbeing Opportunity 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Youth Progress Index Score Guinea Central African Republic Central African Republic Mozambique Finland Denmark Switzerland Norway
  7. 7. Youth Progress Index Basic Human Needs Nutrition and Basic Medical Care Water and Sanitation Shelter Personal Safety Foundations of Wellbeing Access to Basic Knowledge Access to Information and Communications Health and Wellness Environmental Quality Opportunity Personal Rights Personal Freedom and Choice Inclusion Access to Advanced Education 0 20 40 60 80 100 Youth Progress Index score If the world were a country, it would score…
  8. 8. YPI 0K 10K 20K 30K 40K 50K 60K GDP pc PPP 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Youth Progress Index ArgentinaArmenia Austria Botswana Switzerland Cameroon Costa Rica Estonia Finland FranceCroatia India Iran Israel Mali Malaysia Norway Russia
  9. 9. Basic Human Needs
  10. 10. Basic Human Needs
  11. 11. Basic Human Needs
  12. 12. Foundations of Wellbeing
  13. 13. Foundations of Wellbeing
  14. 14. Foundations of Wellbeing Have you in the past year participated in any activities of the following organisations?
  15. 15. Foundations of Wellbeing
  16. 16. Foundations of Wellbeing
  17. 17. Explore the results and findings at Join the discussion using #YouthProgress Get in touch!