This year the Index highlights are that:
- Prosperity has grown globally and is at its highest ever point in the history of the Index.
- The gap between the highest and lowest score is the largest it has ever been.
- Safety and Security continues to decline, with much of this decline concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa. Safety and Security is fundamental to prosperity. Among the countries that rose the most, Safety and Security was their strongest pillar. In countries that fell, Safety and Security was the worst performing pillar.
- Prosperity is directly linked to wellbeing, as reported by the citizens of countries that have risen in prosperity over the last 10 years. Countries whose scores have fallen have seen a decline in their wellbeing.