THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Mozambique

Ranked 122nd of 149

At a glance

Ranks

122 nd on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

129th
122nd
96th
135th
144th
103rd
67th
87th
101st

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

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

Visit our Rankings table to see how Mozambique 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.

Mozambique is a low-income country that is over-delivering prosperity given its wealth. Over the last decade, Mozambique has been over-delivering without changing much its prosperity surplus, though much of the country’s potential to deliver more prosperity is strongly limited by deficits in Education and Health.

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.