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

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. This year the global findings reveal good news – prosperity is rising. But there are major challenges fa...

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29 November 2017

In 2017, Western Europe became the most prosperous region in the world, with its nations holding seven of the top 10 ranks. However, this re...

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29 November 2017

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. Over 11 years, the Le...

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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 re...

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29 November 2017

In 2017, North America fell behind Western Europe to become the second most prosperous region in the worl...

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29 November 2017

The world’s Economic Quality has improved only fractionally on 2007 levels, although in the last five y...

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03 November 2016

Watch Legatum Institute's introduction video to the Legatum Prosperity Index.

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29 November 2017

A high-quality natural environment conveys a sense of wellbeing and satisfaction to a country’s populat...

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