THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Liberia

Ranked 133rd of 149

At a glance

Ranks

133 rd on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

132nd
110th
92nd
140th
146th
121st
107th
96th
95th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

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

Visit our Rankings table to see how Liberia 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.

Liberia is a low-income country (one of Africa’s poorest nations), which is over-delivering prosperity given its wealth. It has significant prosperity surpluses in the Business Environment and Governance sub-indices, and minor deficits in Health and Education. Although smaller than it was in 2007, the overall prosperity gap has remained positive and substantial over the last decade.

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.