The 2020 Index ranks 163 countries’ social performance over the last ten years, based on 50 separate criteria. As a whole, the world is improving. Since 2011, the world average SPI score increased from 60.63 to 64.24, with the greatest gains in Access to Information and Communications, Access to Advanced Education, Shelter and Water and Sanitation. However, there are declines over the last ten years in Personal Rights and Inclusiveness. Global progress has stagnated on Personal Safety and only modestly improved in Health and Wellness, Personal Freedom and Choice. Virtually no progress has been made on Environmental Quality.