THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Sierra Leone

Ranked 125th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

125 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

118th
124th
94th
139th
139th
95th
89th
65th
130th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

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

Visit our Rankings table to see how Sierra Leone 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.

Sierra Leone is a low-income country that is over-delivering prosperity than expected given its wealth. It has significant surpluses in the Governance, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom, and Social Capital sub-indices, whilst it has big deficits in the Education and Health sub-indices.

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.