Franklin Murillo is a young Costa Rican leader focused on social development for the common good.  He has served in national, regional and global organizations to improve the quality of life of people all over the world. He has always held a strong belief that it is only through collaboration, innovation, clear objectives and shared measurements that the world will overcome its most pressing needs and problems. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.

Franklin is Global Insighst and Partnerships Director and Agenda 2030 lead at Social Progress Imperative where he facilitates collaboration with regional teams and local networks that translate Social Progress Index data into policy-oriented actions across the world. He leads the global expansion to scale the adoption of the Social Progress Index to equip government, business, and civic leaders with actionable insight on things that most matter to their community, prioritizing G20 and other strategically significant countries. You can watch a video about his work -in Spanish- below.

He has built a robust network of partners in more than 45 countries across Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Asia Pacific that is empowering millions of people with the first-ever understanding of the true state of their society and the tools to drive change. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the strategy to position the Social Progress Index as a key resource in operationalizing and localizing the Sustainable Development Goals, developing relationships and projects with the World Bank, the T20, The Global Partnership of Sustainable Development Data, the UN system, and others.

Social Progress Imperative

Previously, Franklin was General Manager of Fundación Gente, a nonprofit Costa Rican organization that seeks to strengthen the national education system through public-private partnerships. fundaciongenteHe also founded Miguía, a social enterprise that provided support to more than 40,000 mothers in Latin America.

Franklin holds a BA in Education from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, an MBA and an MA in Project Management from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología and an MA in Education and International Development with Merit at University College London (UCL), Institute of Education: the best School of Education in the world.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Institute of Global Prosperity, University College London (UCL) in Prosperity Metrics.


Franklin’s pursuits and achievements have earned significant recognitions that include formal awards as TicAmericas contest winner a Chevening Scholar, a One Young World Leader Ambassador, a Young Challenger by the Grameen Creative Lab, and a Global Thinker. Perhaps most important, Franklin is a passionate family man, a dedicated husband, and a proud father. He has been awarded World Greatest Dad multiple times.

You can download Franklin Murillo’s CV: here and see his impact map below.

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