THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

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The bright stars of Southeast Asian prosperity

03 November 2016

Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam have all seen rapidly rising prosperity over the past decade. However, investment in the fundamental roots of prosperity grow...

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03 November 2016

Most countries have seen their prosperity rise over the past decade, but their contributions to global prosperity have been very uneven.

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03 November 2016

Four of the five countries with the largest prosperity gains in absolute terms between 2007 and 2016— Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Nepal—come from South and Southeast Asia.

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03 November 2016

There is an old Māori proverb, he kai kei aku ringa – “There is food at the end of my hands.” It speaks to a resilience; an ability t...

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03 November 2016

In 2001 Jim O’Neill, then chief economist at Goldman Sachs, coined the famous acronym BRICs, referring to Brazil, Russia, India, and China...

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03 November 2016

Countries like Yemen (149th) and Afghanistan (148th) demonstrate that deep internal conflict, often with external intervention, has a devast...

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03 November 2016

Where else outside the developed Commonwealth do we see the emergence of strong society?

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