THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2018

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Regional Analysis

Western Europe: Slow growth

28 November 2018

In 2018 the level of prosperity within Western Europe improved, although Western Europe scores below North America. The largest improvements come from Economic Quality, Natura...

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28 November 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the third-highest ranking region in prosperity, but is being caught up by Asia and Eastern Europe. Prosperity in the region effectively stayed the same this year and levels are still just be...

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28 November 2018

After 12 years of measuring global prosperity, we are seeing an emerging set of trends, patterns and fresh insights. For this year’s report, we took the 20 countries whose prosperity scores had risen the most over the last ...

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28 November 2018

The risers, while a diverse group, all share a common characteristic; as a group, they began with comparatively strong Safety and Security s...

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28 November 2018

It is important to say that the fallers do not constitute a group of countries for which all hope is lost. Certainly, people living in these...

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28 November 2018

Estonia is one of the clearest success stories to emerge from Eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Since re-declaring independ...

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28 November 2018

Paraguay is one of our success stories – over the last decade it has jumped above seven of its Latin Am...

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28 November 2018

Despite ongoing political turbulence, over the last decade Sri Lanka has seen increases across all nine p...

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