Social Progress Index for Urban and Rural Areas of a Region: Evidence from Peru

Maylee Inga-Hancco, Adamari Indigoyen-Porras, Sergio Parra-Alarcón, Juan Cerrón-Aliaga, Wagner Vicente-Ramos

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The present study describes the methodological process proposed by the Social Progress Imperative Global Organization to calculate the Social Progress Index in urban and rural areas of the province of Huancayo, Peru, in 2020. The survey was based on 229 observations regarding basic human needs, foundations of well-being and opportunities. The result produced an index of 56.04 for urban areas and 53.98 for rural areas; results that are in the low and low middle range respectively, identifying deficiencies in the quality of economic policies, with respect to the sanitation service, where more than 30% do not have access to drinking water, and others. It was concluded that the index showed no improvement with respect to 2019, likewise the social gaps still persist and the well-being of the aforementioned population was not increased.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)422-435
Number of pages14
Issue number4
StateIndexed - 2021

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  • Social progress
  • basic human needs
  • foundations of well-being
  • opportunities
  • social gaps


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