THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Regional Analysis

The 149 countries in the Prosperity Index are divided into six regions. We have analysed developments in these regions and chronicled the key trends and findings. Just as each country's path to prosperity is different, there are also regional differences in how prosperity is developing.
Regional Analysis

Europe: Prosperity is rising: Why is it uneven between Western and Eastern Europ...

03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Europe has long been a region of stability and prosperity; its citizens are among the healthiest, wealthiest, and safest in the world. Globally,...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam have all seen rapidly rising prosperity over the past decade. However, investment in the fundamental roots of prosperity growth in Cambodia, Ind...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), not its Gulf neighbours, as a target peer group. The Index shows that it has r...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Africa’s prosperity is growing yet still below world average … and the gap between best and worst perform...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Saudi Arabia was once the kingdom of easy living. Sitting on the world’s second-largest proven oil reserves...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Rapid economic and social change breeds uncertainty and fear that populists can exploit.

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:With literacy rates higher than 90 percent, improved democracy levels, lar...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Four of the five countries with the largest prosperity gains in absolute t...

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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 ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:In 2001 Jim O’Neill, then chief economist at Goldman Sachs, coined the f...

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