THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

Governance: Strengthening around the world, mostly

29 November 2017

At its heart, Governance is a relationship between a nation’s people and those who lead them. The nature of a country’s Governance has a material impact on the economic an...

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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 Pinker argued that on nearly every metric the world was becoming safer than it ever had be...

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29 November 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region ranks sixth in world prosperity, above only Sub-Saharan Africa; and in spite of ever-increasing wealth, overall prosperity in MENA has declined now for two straight years. The re...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Saudi Arabia was once the kingdom of easy living. Sitting on the world’s second-largest proven oil reserves...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Countries like Yemen (149th) and Afghanistan (148th) demonstrate that deep internal conflict, often with exte...

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