THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Mali

Ranked 134th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

134 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

131st
121st
110th
145th
122nd
130th
88th
98th
126th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Mali performs best on Personal Freedom and Social Capital and scores lowest on the Education sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Mali 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.

Mali is a low-income country that is slightly under-delivering prosperity given its wealth. The country has worsened its overall performance since 2007 as a result of increasing deficits across the board expect for Social Capital and Natural Environment sub-indexes in which it slightly fares better. Most importantly, in the Safety & Security sub-index, Mali has gone from a significant positive gap to a negative one, posting an alarming 60 rank decline.

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.