THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

2017 Key Findings: Prosperity is growing, but not everywhere

29 November 2017

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. This year the global findings reveal good news – prosp...

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29 November 2017

In 2017, Western Europe became the most prosperous region in the world, with its nations holding seven of the top 10 ranks. However, this result did not come from gains in its prosperity - in fact, Western European prosperity...

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29 November 2017

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. Over 11 years, the Legatum Prosperity Index has evaluated long-term changes in global prosperity, pinpoint...

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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 re...

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29 November 2017

In 2017, North America fell behind Western Europe to become the second most prosperous region in the world. Prosperity in North America decl...

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29 November 2017

The world’s Economic Quality has improved only fractionally on 2007 levels, although in the last five years the score has recovered from a...

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03 November 2016

Watch Legatum Institute's introduction video to the Legatum Prosperity Index.

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29 November 2017

A high-quality natural environment conveys a sense of wellbeing and satisfaction to a country’s populat...

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29 November 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the weakest-performing region in the world, as it has been since 2007. Nonethe...

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29 November 2017

The strength of a nation’s Business Environment is a critical factor in determining its prosperity. A s...

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