THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

Distinct models of success: Nordics and the Anglosphere

29 November 2017

Norway comes first in this year’s Prosperity Index, followed by New Zealand in second place, reversing last year’s pattern. They each represent two distinct groups of coun...

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29 November 2017

Asia-Pacific is the fifth most prosperous of the world’s seven regions. Prosperity in the region has grown faster than any other in 2016-17, and is now close to the world average. 12 countries rose, and 12 fell. The Asia-Pa...

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23 August 2017

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:For a number of years, New Zealand has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index™ largely in part due to its high scores for its open economy and strong social capital. Our latest paper from the Pro...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:There is an old Māori proverb, he kai kei aku ringa – “There is food at the end of my hands.” It speak...

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