THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

Personal Freedom: Slowly recovering

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Societies that foster strong civil rights and freedoms have been shown to enjoy increased levels of satisfaction among their citizens. Furthermore, a country benefits from hig...

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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 and social wellbeing of its population, and thereby ...

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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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Latin America and the Caribbean is the third-highest ranking region in prosperity and one of four regions (on a population weighted basis) t...

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Education and Human Capital are building blocks for prosperous societies. The accumulation of human capital contributes to economic growth, ...

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

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For a nation to truly prosper, its citizens must have good Health. Those who enjoy good physical and ment...

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At the most basic level, there is little point in having high wealth, good services or a beautiful natura...

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Social networks, and the cohesion a society experiences when people trust and respect one another, have a...

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The nature of a country’s governance has a material impact on its prosperity. The rule of law, strong i...

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