THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

2017 Key Findings: Prosperity is growing, but not everywhere

29 November 2017

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. This year the global findings reveal good news – prosp...

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29 November 2017

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. Over 11 years, the Legatum Prosperity Index has evaluated long-term changes in global prosperity, pinpoint...

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29 November 2017

The world’s Economic Quality has improved only fractionally on 2007 levels, although in the last five years the score has recovered from a low in 2012. Latin America and the Caribbean rose fastest in 2017 and only Sub-Sahar...

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03 November 2016

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

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29 November 2017

A high-quality natural environment conveys a sense of wellbeing and satisfaction to a country’s population through characteristics that ma...

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29 November 2017

The strength of a nation’s Business Environment is a critical factor in determining its prosperity. A strong business environment provides...

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29 November 2017

Societies that foster strong civil rights and freedoms have been shown to enjoy increased levels of satis...

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29 November 2017

At its heart, Governance is a relationship between a nation’s people and those who lead them. The natur...

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29 November 2017

Education and Human Capital are building blocks for prosperous societies. The accumulation of human capit...

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29 November 2017

Safety and security are integral to securing prosperity. A secure and stable environment is necessary for...

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