THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

Health: Globally in decline

29 November 2017

For a nation to truly prosper, its citizens must have good Health. Those who enjoy good physical and mental health report high levels of wellbeing; and an effective health inf...

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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 to enjoy them. To be truly prosperous, individuals must have control over their lives ...

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29 November 2017

Social networks, and the cohesion a society experiences when people trust and respect one another, have a direct effect on the prosperity of a country. A person’s wellbeing is best provided for in a society where people tru...

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29 November 2017

The nature of a country’s governance has a material impact on its prosperity. The rule of law, strong institutions and regulatory quality ...

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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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29 November 2017

A nation and its citizens can prosper only in a secure and safe environment. In his 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature, Stephen Pinke...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:We have already seen that global prosperity is on the rise, however, that ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:After a lacklustre performance during the 2008 and 2009 global financial c...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The Prosperity Index is unique in its combination of objective and subject...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:While most people now enjoy more Personal Freedom than they did in 2007, t...

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