THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Regional Analysis

Eastern Europe: Russia holding back the region

29 November 2017

Eastern Europe is the fourth ranking region and growth in prosperity in 2017 has exceeded the world average. Although this growth has stalled, over half of Eastern European co...

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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 matter too. Societies in which people trust one another and where support is freely availa...

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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-increasi...

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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...

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Harriet Maltby | 21 March 2017

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Harriet says an independent Scotland may succeed. Brexit Britain may flounder. We cannot predict the future. ...

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Harriet Maltby | 17 March 2017

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Much has been made of Scotland’s likeness to successful small, homogenou...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Compared to other top 20 countries, North American prosperity has seen mar...

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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: Across the world, the Index captures a notable "Commonwealth Effect". The...

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