THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

Covering 149 nations over the past decade, the Prosperity Index provides insight into why some countries have seen their prosperity rise, why some have seen it fall, and why some have stagnated. Here we highlight ten Key Findings, exploring some of prosperity's biggest winners and losers, the trends in global prosperity, and its distribution within and between countries.
Key Findings

The Commonwealth Effect

03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index: Across the world, the Index captures a notable "Commonwealth Effect". The Commonwealth delivers greater prosperity, and greater prosperity give...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:After a lacklustre performance during the 2008 and 2009 global financial crisis, global prosperity has risen to unprecedented levels.

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Britain is flourishing, helped by a world-class performance in transforming wealth into prosperity. However, prosperity created is not prosperity shared. The opportunity for flourishing is not o...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Most countries have seen their prosperity rise over the past decade, but their contributions to global prospe...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The Prosperity Index is unique in its combination of objective and subjective data. The first is factual, the...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:While most people now enjoy more Personal Freedom than they did in 2007, the improvement has been regionally ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Venezuela has seen the biggest decline in prosperity over the past decade,...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The conversation about global inequality is almost always one about the di...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Countries like Yemen (149th) and Afghanistan (148th) demonstrate that deep...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Where else outside the developed Commonwealth do we see the emergence of s...

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