Skoll Partner

Social Progress Imperative

Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization


The Social Progress Imperative’s mission is to advance global human well-being by combining national social performance and capacity indicators with solutions-oriented outreach to sector leaders and grassroots champions, who together can effect large-scale change. Social progress is defined as an increasing 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.

Skoll Partnership

SPI and the Skoll Foundation partner to advance social progress. Building on their complementary assets, SPI cultivates a network of leaders in countries, cities, and communities to prioritize development needs and to measure progress. This creates an enabling environment and demand for innovative solutions. The innovations of  Skoll social entrepreneurs offer solutions to address these development needs.


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Peace · Post-Secondary Education · Sanitation · Secondary Education · Standards · Water Management · Women's and Girls' Education

Regional Focus: Caribbean · Central America · Central and Southern Asia · Eastern and Southern Africa · Eastern Asia · Europe · Middle East and North Africa · North America · Oceania · South America · Southeast Asia · West and Central Africa


Jaime GarciaSenior Methodological Associate, Social Progress Imperative
Jonathan TalbotDirector of Communications and Outreach, Social Progress Imperative
Justin EdwardsNorth American Network Lead, Social Progress Imperative
Sarah OrzellSenior Research Associate, Social Progress Imperative