Croatia is ranked 33rd of the 133 countries according to the Social Progress Index (SPI), published by the U.S. non-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative in cooperation with the international audit, consulting and advisory company Deloitte.
In the 2016 report, Croatia's total score was 77.68, which places it in a group together with Hungary and the Baltic countries but after Slovenia, Deloitte Croatia reported on Thursday.
In a group of indicators referring to the Basic Human Needs Croatia's index was 91.54 which placed the country on the 26th position. In the Foundations of Wellbeing category Croatia scored 79.51 and is ranked 34th, while in the Opportunity category it scored 62 points and is ranked 37th.
The Social Progress Imperative defines social progress in a comprehensive and expansive way. Social progress is 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. The definition is the basis of the three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.