THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2020

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

The principles of prosperity at a moment of global crisis

16 November 2020

We are launching this year’s Legatum Prosperity Index at an extraordinary moment in time. Across the world, COVID-19 is dominating our political, economic, and social debate...

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16 November 2020

The Legatum Institute’s 2020 Prosperity Index measures prosperity in 167 countries across the globe, which together contain 99.4% of the world’s population. Almost 300 country-level indicators, grouped into 66 policy-focu...

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16 November 2020

In the decade prior to COVID-19, global prosperity had risen continuously, driven by people’s lived experience improving and by more open economies.

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16 November 2020

The Prosperity Index has been developed as a practical tool to help identify what specific action needs to be taken to contribute to strengt...

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16 November 2020

Although North America remains the most prosperous region, it is only slightly more prosperous than it was a decade ago, and Western Europe ...

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16 November 2020

North America is the most prosperous region. Its prosperity has changed very little over the last decade, but it saw a slight deterioration ...

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16 November 2020

Despite a slight deterioration in the last year, Western Europe has experienced a slow and steady increas...

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16 November 2020

Eastern Europe is the second most improved region over the past decade.

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16 November 2020

Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean is higher than it was in 2010, though the rate of improveme...

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16 November 2020

Asia-Pacific is the most-improved region over the last decade. Although it is still the fifth-ranked regi...

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