THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2018

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

Protecting personal freedom in an insecure world

29 November 2017

At the most basic level, there is little point in having high wealth, good services or a beautiful natural environment without the freedom to enjoy them. To be truly prosperou...

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29 November 2017

Social networks, and the cohesion a society experiences when people trust and respect one another, have a direct effect on the prosperity of a country. A person’s wellbeing is best provided for in a society where people tru...

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29 November 2017

The nature of a country’s governance has a material impact on its prosperity. The rule of law, strong institutions and regulatory quality contribute significantly to economic growth. Effective, fair and accountable governme...

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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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29 November 2017

A nation and its citizens can prosper only in a secure and safe environment. In his 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature, Stephen Pinke...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:We have already seen that global prosperity is on the rise, however, that rise has not been evenly felt acros...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:After a lacklustre performance during the 2008 and 2009 global financial c...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The Prosperity Index is unique in its combination of objective and subject...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:While most people now enjoy more Personal Freedom than they did in 2007, t...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:The conversation about global inequality is almost always one about the di...

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