THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

10X10

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Legatum Prosperity Index™ we've written ten special reports from around the world.
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The bright stars of Southeast Asian prosperity

03 November 2016

Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam have all seen rapidly rising prosperity over the past decade. However, investment in the fundamental roots of prosperity grow...

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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

Rapid economic and social change breeds uncertainty and fear that populists can exploit.

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03 November 2016

There is an old Māori proverb, he kai kei aku ringa – “There is food at the end of my hands.” It speaks to a resilience; an ability t...

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03 November 2016

In 2001 Jim O’Neill, then chief economist at Goldman Sachs, coined the famous acronym BRICs, referring to Brazil, Russia, India, and China...

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03 November 2016

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, US vice president Joe Biden thundered to rapturous applause, “But folks, let m...

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03 November 2016

In the outskirts of Serenje, a typical middle-of-nowhere place in Zambia, there is no war, nor has there ...

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03 November 2016

Standing in Hull, it is hard to imagine the UK as the third-best deliverer of prosperity in the world. Wa...

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03 November 2016

A warning from ItalyLooking out across the chaotically corrupt Eternal City, Marcus Tullius Cicero gave v...

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03 November 2016

Unlike any other region in the world, Latin American prosperity follows the economic cycle. When economie...

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