The 16 most socially advanced countries in the world | The Insight Files |

The Social Progress Index measures a comprehensive array of components of social and environmental performance, aggregating them into an overall framework. This metric measures progress through fulfilment of basic human needs rather than traditional indicators of economic growth. Coming in at number 10, Australia is tied with several other nations for the highest quality Water and Sanitation worldwide, coupled with high rankings in Nutrition and Basic Medical Care (7th), Health and Wellness (5th) and cleanliness. Australia could stand to improve in other areas, including Access to Basic Education (29th) and Ecosystem Sustainability (64th). Find out the most socially advanced countries here.