MEASURING NATIONAL PROGRESS
To truly advance social progress, we must learn to measure it, comprehensively and rigorously. The Social Progress Index offers a rich framework for measuring the multiple dimensions of social progress, benchmarking success, and catalyzing greater human wellbeing. The 2014 version of the Social Progress Index has improved upon the 2013 ‘beta’ version through generous feedback from many observers. We continue to welcome your use and testing of our data, and feedback to help us continue to improve
My Sudan occupies a lower rank among others (128) which reflects the declining and deteriorated status during the last 20 years..
In my view; Sudan (and many other underdeveloped countries) was not seriously a developing country, as the "Natural" margin between production and demand was greater 50 years ago, than how it is today.. At that time, population, urbanism, basic needs and facilities were shallow and easier for fulfillment.. People's criteria of satisfaction and contentedness was simple and naïve.. While production was "naturally" overwhelming and "sustainably" fertile.. Yes, I'm talking about a different view in development analysis..
Being an "Accidental" developing country is one thing.. Being a "Planned" developing country is another..!!
Today, with the changing social and political models, people's demands are different.. Extended family household is not appealing, Kids needs better schooling, Electricity and potable water supply are not accessories.. and so on.. Therefore, the dilemma exists..!!
The new approach and produced data are great.. Seeking adequate and practical solutions is my worries..