THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Regional Analysis

Western Europe: Leading the way as American prosperity declines

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 result did not come from gains in its...

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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

In 2017, North America fell behind Western Europe to become the second most prosperous region in the world. Prosperity in North America declined faster than in any other region in 2017. This decline was driven by weakening So...

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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

Eastern Europe is the fourth ranking region and growth in prosperity in 2017 has exceeded the world average. Although this growth has stalle...

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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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Harriet Maltby | 21 March 2017

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Harriet says an independent Scotland may succeed. Brexit Britain may floun...

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Harriet Maltby | 17 March 2017

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Much has been made of Scotland’s likeness to successful small, homogenou...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Europe has long been a region of stability and prosperity; its citizens ar...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Britain is flourishing, helped by a world-class performance in transformin...

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