Humanity is at a crossroads. Environmental degradation, widening inequalities, democratic decline, dysfunctional global governance and the challenges posed by disruptive technological innovations have never weighed so heavily on the future of human societies. The International Panel on Social Progress mobilizes a group of several hundred academics, entrepreneurs, associative activists, government officials and philanthropists worldwide to identify the best opportunities for transformation and initiate processes of just, democratic and sustainable transition.

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2014 - 2019 : Laying the foundations for a better society

Launched by a global group of 300 social scientists, the Panel’s first cycle presented a broad picture of the kind of institutions and reforms that, with substantial variation around the world, could inspire the advent of a society founded on the values of equality, freedom, emancipation, participation, inclusion and respect for the planet.

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2024 - 2027: Mobilizing collective intelligence for action

With a collective expanded to include players from the research and practice communities, the Panel has a renewed ambition: to identify and promote actions, initiatives and reforms that will transform the dynamics underway and guide the transition process, thanks to the mobilization of public, private and non-governmental players.

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The Daily Star reports on IPSP

IPSP invite you to read Andrew Sheng's recent article published in The Daily Star in which discusses global crises and the need for inclusive social progress. Drawing on the report written by 300 social scientists for IPSP in 2018 "Rethinking Society for the 21st Century", Mr. Sheng argues for balanced governance with popular legitimacy and diverse, adaptable approaches to social change. He also examines the recent US mid-term elections and the challenges of global leadership. Read the full article to find out more about how to drive meaingful change.

“Collective action can save us from a dystopian future” article now available on The Daily Star !

First published in Le Monde on April 19, 2024, the article "Collective Action Can Save Us from a Dystopian Future" features twelve academics, social entrepreneurs, and activists discussing the International Panel for Social Progress' (IPSP) new initiative to prioritize social progress globally. Read the full article to explore their vision for a better society and see what are the sixt priority areas for impactful change. Olivier Bouin is director of the Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study.Marc Fleurbaey is senior researcher at CNRS and professor at the Paris School of...

IPSP takes part in UNESCO’s MOST Forum in Paris

Monday June 17th, 2024 - The IPSP participated in UNESCO MOST Forum "Management of Societal Transformations" to discuss governance issues related to inclusive development, climate change and digital transformation. The MOST Forum 2024 stands at the intersection of visionary thinking and pragmatic governance, diving into comprehensive and multidisciplinary responses fit for the new landscape of compounding risks and converging crises. Three members of the International Advisory Board Romina Boarini, Marc Fleurbaey and Dennis J. Snower intervened during the session "CraftingNarratives for...

Le Monde articles are now available in English version

The four IPSP articles published in the french newspaper Le Monde (April 19, 2024) are now available in english ! « WE CAN AVERT A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE:A RENEWED AGENDA FOR GLOBAL SOCIAL PROGRESS », by Merike Blofield, university of Hambourg, Olivier Bouin, Fondation du réseau français des instituts d’études avancées, Pedro Conçeicao, United Nations Development Programme, Marc Fleurbaey, CNRS-PSE-ENS/PSL, Ravi Kanbur, Cornell university (New York), Takyiwaa Manuh, Centre for Democratic Development (Accra), Hossain Zillur Rahman, Power and Participation Research Center, Dacca, Elisa Reis, federal...

IPSP participates in La France s’engage jury

IPSP participated in the final jury selection 2024 of social innovation projects for La France s'engage. 44 pre-selected projects – out of almost 400 eligible applications for the 2024 call– have been presented by their founders or managers. They offered innovative and effective solutions to the most pressing social challenges of our time.     On this occasion, IPSP and La France s'engage became partners, supporting research and initiatives for social progress!Photo : Cyril MarcilhacyThe Foundation La France s'engage nation-wide competition echoes the mission of IPSP. The Panel identifies...

IPSP in Le Monde

Four articles by IPSP in Le Monde (April 19, 2024) ! « Pour éviter un avenir dystopique, engageons les transformations systémiques nécessaires », par Merike Blofield, université de Hambourg, Olivier Bouin, Fondation du réseau français des instituts d’études avancées, Pedro Conçeicao, Programme des Nations unies pour le développement, Marc Fleurbaey, CNRS-PSE-ENS/PSL, Ravi Kanbur, université Cornell (New York), Takyiwaa Manuh, Centre for Democratic Development (Accra), Hossain Zillur Rahman, Power and Participation Research Center, Dacca, Elisa Reis, université fédérale de Rio de...

IPSP in Nexo

On April 16, 2024, Olivier Bouin, Marc Fleurbaey, Takyiwaa Manuh, Elisa Reis and Margo Thomas published this op-ed in Nexo: Podemos evitar um futuro distópico: por uma nova agenda global