THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Congo

Ranked 130th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

130 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

143rd
126th
148th
124th
134th
124th
77th
128th
47th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Congo performs best on Natural Environment and Personal Freedom and scores lowest on the Governance sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Congo compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

Congo is a middle-income country that is substantially under-delivering prosperity given its wealth. However, the country does not perform equally across the Index. In the Governance and Economic Quality sub-indices it has big prosperity deficits, whereas in the Personal Freedom and Natural Environment sub-indices the country has posted a significant improvement over the past decade, and now has prosperity surpluses.

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.