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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29 November 2017

Asia-Pacific is the fifth most prosperous of the world’s seven regions. Prosperity in the region has grown faster than any other in 2016-17, and is now close to the world average. 12 countries rose, and 12 fell. The Asia-Pa...

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29 November 2017

Material wealth, security, high quality services and a good environment are all important for prosperity. But people and relationships matte...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam have all seen rapidly rising prosperity over the past decad...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Most countries have seen their prosperity rise over the past decade, but their contributions to global prospe...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Four of the five countries with the largest prosperity gains in absolute t...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:There is an old Māori proverb, he kai kei aku ringa – “There is food ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:In 2001 Jim O’Neill, then chief economist at Goldman Sachs, coined the f...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Countries like Yemen (149th) and Afghanistan (148th) demonstrate that deep...

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