THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2018

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

2018 Key Findings: Prosperity is growing, but not equally

28 November 2018

Global prosperity continues to rise and is at its highest ever point; the median score has moved up the equivalent of 15 places since 2007. Since 2013, 113 countries have impr...

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28 November 2018

Since 2007, the Legatum Prosperity Index has evaluated long-term changes in global prosperity, pinpointing drivers of progress and highlighting those nations that have made the greatest strides forward.

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28 November 2018

Prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa increased slightly this year, continuing the trend of gradual improvement over the past decade. The gap between the rest of the world, however, is larger than in 2007, and the region remains t...

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29 November 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the weakest-performing region in the world, as it has been since 2007. Nonetheless overall Sub-Saharan African pr...

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29 November 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region ranks sixth in world prosperity, above only Sub-Saharan Africa; and in spite of ever-increasi...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Africa’s prosperity is growing yet still below world average … and the gap between best and worst perform...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:In the outskirts of Serenje, a typical middle-of-nowhere place in Zambia, ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Where else outside the developed Commonwealth do we see the emergence of s...

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