THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

The world has never been more free, but some regions are freer than others

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 uneven.

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:With literacy rates higher than 90 percent, improved democracy levels, large reductions in absolute poverty, and efforts to reduce inequality through ambitious social programmes, Latin America h...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Venezuela has seen the biggest decline in prosperity over the past decade, falling in all but two sub-indices.

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Four of the five countries with the largest prosperity gains in absolute terms between 2007 and 2016— Cambo...

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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 at the end of my hands.” It speak...

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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 famous acronym BRICs, referring to B...

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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:At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, US vice presid...

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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, ...

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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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