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

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the 6th ranked region and is one of only two regions to experience a decline in overall prosperity this year, with 11 of 18 countries’ prosperity scores dropping since 2017. The re...

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29 November 2017

At its heart, Governance is a relationship between a nation’s people and those who lead them. The nature of a country’s Governance has a...

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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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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:The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to the Organisation for Eco...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Saudi Arabia was once the kingdom of easy living. Sitting on the world’s...

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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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