Social Progress Reconsidered: What Really Is Success?

Introductory Remarks: 
Julie Katzman
Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer
Inter-American Development Bank  

Matthew Bishop
Senior Editor, The Economist; 
Member, Board of Directors, Social Progress Imperative

Marcela Escobari
Executive Director
Harvard Center for International Development
José Molinas
Minister, Ministry of Planning
Republic of Paraguay

Raúl Gatica
Senior Director, Government Affairs and Policy for Latin America
Abbott Laboratories

Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council 

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The IMF projects Latin American and Caribbean economies will grow less than 1% in 2016. But does GDP really capture the effect on people's lives? 

Not according to the Social Progress Index, a new groundbreaking metric that transforms how we define a nation's success. The index moves beyond purely economic indicators to focus on basic human needs, wellbeing, and opportunity.  

Please join us in a discussion about how to evaluate progress and what that means for public policy.

Friday, November 13, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Atlantic Council 
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005