THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Regional Analysis

The Quest for Prosperity: How can New Zealand keep living standards rising for a...

23 August 2017

For a number of years, New Zealand has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index™ largely in part due to its high scores for its open economy and strong social capital. Our latest...

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03 November 2016

After a lacklustre performance during the 2008 and 2009 global financial crisis, global prosperity has risen to unprecedented levels.

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03 November 2016

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

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Harriet Maltby | 21 March 2017

Harriet says an independent Scotland may succeed. Brexit Britain may flounder. We cannot predict the future. However, we can say with confid...

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Harriet Maltby | 17 March 2017

Much has been made of Scotland’s likeness to successful small, homogenous nations like New Zealand in the independence debate. Proponents ...

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03 November 2016

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ has now been running for a decade. One of its greatest strengths is that it is not just a snapshot in time. ...

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03 November 2016

Compared to other top 20 countries, North American prosperity has seen marked stagnation over the past de...

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03 November 2016

We have already seen that global prosperity is on the rise, however, that rise has not been evenly felt a...

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03 November 2016

Across the world, the Index captures a notable "Commonwealth Effect". The Commonwealth delivers greater p...

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03 November 2016

Europe has long been a region of stability and prosperity; its citizens are among the healthiest, wealthi...

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