Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity


We've included answers to some of the more frequently asked questions below. However, please feel free to contact us should you requirement more information about the Index.

What is the Prosperity Index?

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. The Index is an annual ranking of 149 countries that covers 96% of the world’s population and 99% of global GDP. The Index analysed the countries across 9 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom, Social Capital and Environment. It is unique in defining prosperity as a combination of wealth and wellbeing.

What is the purpose of the Index?

How is the Prosperity Index built?

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Can I use Prosperity Index data for my own purposes?

Why do some datapoints have different years?

Why are some countries not in the Index?

The Index has a huge amount of information. How do I reference it in my work?

Can I speak to someone about the Index in detail?