An Analysis of the development of political institutions as fundamental blocks to prosperity.
Legatum Prosperity Index
Download the report, see the rankings, dive into the data.
Realpolitik is back
The threat to global prosperity posed by the rise of China and Russia and the end of liberal dominance in international affairs.
Has Prosperity converged or diverged around the world?
A comparative analysis of the top performing countries with the least prosperous countries in the last decade.
What is Prosperity?
Outlining the elements that make a prosperous nation and a prosperous life
Prosperity Index 2023
Measuring how prosperity is forming and changing across the world
Pathways to Prosperity
Understanding the ways that nations build their pathways to prosperity
Prosperity Around the World
Diagnosing the challenges and opportunities for individual nations on their pathways to prosperity
Articles providing evidence and opinion that support our vision of a more prosperous world.
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Prosperity is much more than money or wealth, it is about growth, opportunity, freedom and responsibility. History reveals the foundations of prosperity which are the beliefs, values, culture and traditions that create virtuous people, trust-based societies and strong nations. By understanding what has worked before, we can thoughtfully apply ancient wisdom to modern challenges, translating sound principles into better institutions and policies.
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