THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2018

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

2018: The risers

28 November 2018

The risers, while a diverse group, all share a common characteristic; as a group, they began with comparatively strong Safety and Security scores, and they have improved these...

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28 November 2018

It is important to say that the fallers do not constitute a group of countries for which all hope is lost. Certainly, people living in these countries face much insecurity, but some countries in this list, such as Malawi, hav...

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29 November 2017

Norway comes first in this year’s Prosperity Index, followed by New Zealand in second place, reversing last year’s pattern. They each represent two distinct groups of countries and two distinct models for delivering prosp...

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29 November 2017

At its heart, Governance is a relationship between a nation’s people and those who lead them. The nature of a country’s Governance has a...

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29 November 2017

At the most basic level, there is little point in having high wealth, good services or a beautiful natural environment without the freedom t...

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29 November 2017

Material wealth, security, high quality services and a good environment are all important for prosperity. But people and relationships matte...

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29 November 2017

A nation and its citizens can prosper only in a secure and safe environment. In his 2011 book The Better ...

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28 November 2018

Estonia is one of the clearest success stories to emerge from Eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet...

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28 November 2018

Paraguay is one of our success stories – over the last decade it has jumped above seven of its Latin Am...

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28 November 2018

Despite ongoing political turbulence, over the last decade Sri Lanka has seen increases across all nine p...

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