THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Regional Analysis

MENA: The UAE joins Israel to lead prosperity in the MENA region

03 November 2016

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), not its Gulf neighbours, as a target peer group. The Index ...

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03 November 2016

Saudi Arabia was once the kingdom of easy living. Sitting on the world’s second-largest proven oil reserves, Saudi citizens enjoyed free comprehensive healthcare and heavily subsidised water and electricity, and their stree...

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03 November 2016

Countries like Yemen (149th) and Afghanistan (148th) demonstrate that deep internal conflict, often with external intervention, has a devastating impact on prosperity. However, there is a more positive story: that of the rapi...

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