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Americas Quarterly's 2016 Social Inclusion Index

Americas Quarterly's 2016 Social Inclusion Index

September 30, 2016

Now in its fifth year, the Americas Quarterly Social Inclusion IndexTM is an innovative way to measure how effectively countries are serving all their citizens—regardless of race, income level, or creed. Going beyond traditional economic variables like gross domestic product, the index measures 23 different factors including civil rights, women's rights and policy toward the LGBT community. It then ranks 17 countries accordingly.

For 2016, Uruguay is the winner for the third consecutive year, while countries in Central America's Northern Triangle remain near the bottom of the ranking. We at AQ hope the index will once again serve as a forum for debate and, ultimately, policy solutions to make our hemisphere a better, more inclusive place.