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

Across the world, the Index captures a notable "Commonwealth Effect". The Commonwealth delivers greater prosperity, and greater prosperity given its wealth, than the global average.

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03 November 2016

Britain is flourishing, helped by a world-class performance in transforming wealth into prosperity. However, prosperity created is not prosperity shared. The opportunity for flourishing is not open to all. Despite strong pros...

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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

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

Standing in Hull, it is hard to imagine the UK as the third-best deliverer of prosperity in the world. Walk through this northern city’s e...

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