THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

Distinct models of success: Nordics and the Anglosphere

29 November 2017

Norway comes first in this year’s Prosperity Index, followed by New Zealand in second place, reversing last year’s pattern. They each represent two distinct groups of coun...

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29 November 2017

At its heart, Governance is a relationship between a nation’s people and those who lead them. The nature of a country’s Governance has a material impact on the economic and social wellbeing of its population, and thereby ...

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29 November 2017

At the most basic level, there is little point in having high wealth, good services or a beautiful natural environment without the freedom to enjoy them. To be truly prosperous, individuals must have control over their lives ...

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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 matte...

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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 Pinke...

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