THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Swaziland

Ranked 129th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

129 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

135th
88th
140th
106th
106th
101st
135th
73rd
135th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Swaziland performs best on Social Capital and Business Environment and scores lowest on the Governance sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Swaziland 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.

Swaziland is a lower-middle income country with the 5th biggest prosperity deficit in Sub-Saharan Africa, with particularly significant gaps in the Personal Freedom, Governance, and Economic Quality 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.