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

Is prosperity declining in the United States? The politics of relative decline

03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, US vice president Joe Biden thundered to rapturous applause, “But folks, let me te...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:In the outskirts of Serenje, a typical middle-of-nowhere place in Zambia, there is no war, nor has there been any devastating natural or health catastrophe in recent memory. It is the kind of li...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Standing in Hull, it is hard to imagine the UK as the third-best deliverer of prosperity in the world. Walk through this northern city’s estates and you are struck by a deep-rooted poverty of ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:A warning from ItalyLooking out across the chaotically corrupt Eternal City, Marcus Tullius Cicero gave vent ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Unlike any other region in the world, Latin American prosperity follows the economic cycle. When economies ar...

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