BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA) represents an approach to systematically assessing and comparing the socioeconomic development, or level of well-being, of 149 nations across ten dimensions. The map tab in this interactive graphic shows the SEDA scores of countries across three time horizons: current level, recent progress, and long-term sustainability. The chart tab shows how countries perform in both translating wealth, or levels of income, into the overall well-being of the population and also in converting income growth into improved well-being over the recent past. In addition, the chart tab shows a “well-being matrix,” which combines these two measures.
The SEDA framework provides a basis for countries to benchmark themselves as they try to gain the most well-being out of their growth. Click on the methodology tab to learn about important definitions, calculations, and research sources.