THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Sudan

Ranked 146th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

146 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

141st
142nd
142nd
144th
133rd
144th
148th
107th
143rd

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

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

Visit our Rankings table to see how Sudan 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.

Sudan is a lower middle-income country that is massively under-delivering prosperity given its wealth. It has the Index’s 4th biggest prosperity deficit, which has doubled over the last ten years. The drivers of this under-delivery are primarily Sudan’s performances in the Personal Freedom, Safety & Security, and Education 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.