THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Key Findings

Global prosperity is at its highest point in the past decade

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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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. Capitalising on ten years' worth of data, we can evaluate long-term changes in prospe...

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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 across the world. The map shows how ...

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03 November 2016

Welcome to the tenth anniversary edition of the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index.

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03 November 2016

The Prosperity Index is unique in its combination of objective and subjective data. The first is factual, the second based on survey respond...

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03 November 2016

While most people now enjoy more Personal Freedom than they did in 2007, the improvement has been regiona...

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03 November 2016

The conversation about global inequality is almost always one about the distribution of the world's wealt...

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03 November 2016

Countries like Yemen (149th) and Afghanistan (148th) demonstrate that deep internal conflict, often with ...

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03 November 2016

Global prosperity has grown since 2007, but countries grew at different rates and some even saw their pro...

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