A metric and a policy dialogue

A metric and a policy dialogue

City Prosperity Index is a composite index used to measure how cities create and distribute socio-economic benefits or prosperity and the overall achievements of the city through the definition of six categories.  

Made up of indicators from the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, the six dimensions of the Index are:

  • Productivity
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Quality of Life
  • Equity and Social Inclusion
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Urban Governance and Legislation

As an aggregate achievement in these six dimensions, the Index underscores the fact that urban prosperity, wellbeing and human development are multidimensional concepts. Analysis of the essential conditions and elements required for a city to thrive or be described as prosperous is imperative.