Municipalities with the highest Social Progress Index

Explore in detail in the interactive map the index elaborated by IMAZON regarding all municipalities in the Legal Amazon.

The Social Progress Index (IPS), elaborated by the IMAZON measures each municipality’s social and environmental performance in the Legal Amazon. The IPS has a scale of 0 to 100 in which the higher the index, the better the level of social progress. This metric is an alternative to other statistics such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Human Development Index (HDI) to measure the success of a given society or region. The IPS is built around three main dimensions: Basic Human Needs, Foundations for Well-Being, and Opportunity. The value attributed to each of these dimensions is a combination of several components, which in turn are aggregations of several indicators. In the interactive map below, you can explore the IPS of each municipality as well as each of its dimensions, components, and indicators. The municipality with the highest IPS in 2021 was Cuiabá, in the state of Mato Grosso, with an index of 74.4. Second place went to Palmas, in the state of Tocantins, which scored 70.2. In third place was Sapezal, also in the state of Mato Grosso, with an IPS of 67.4.

The displayed data have been compiled from IMAZON and treated through the datazoom.amazonia package in R.

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