Countries that convert wealth into well-being for citizens—through means such as effective education, reliable infrastructure, and sound governance—grow faster and recover more quickly from economic crises.
Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA)
Given that GDP is a limited metric for assessing economic development, SEDA takes a holistic approach, looking at an array of dimensions—including health, education, infrastructure, income, investment, and stability. Covering 143 countries, the SEDA database lets us zero in on focus areas for a specific country while revealing best practices from outperformers. Using SEDA, we can gauge a country’s true performance—and determine how it can do better.Explore more about the makeup and value of BCG’s SEDA tool