THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2020

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Regional Analysis

The 167 countries in the Prosperity Index are divided into seven regions. We have analysed developments in these regions and chronicled the key trends and findings. Just as each country's path to prosperity is different, there are also regional differences in how prosperity is developing.
Regional Analysis

Focus on the Regions

16 November 2020

Although North America remains the most prosperous region, it is only slightly more prosperous than it was a decade ago, and Western Europe is now demonstrating a similar leve...

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16 November 2020

North America is the most prosperous region. Its prosperity has changed very little over the last decade, but it saw a slight deterioration over the past year.

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16 November 2020

Despite a slight deterioration in the last year, Western Europe has experienced a slow and steady increase in prosperity over the past decade.

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16 November 2020

Eastern Europe is the second most improved region over the past decade.

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16 November 2020

Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean is higher than it was in 2010, though the rate of improvement has fluctuated over the past dec...

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16 November 2020

Asia-Pacific is the most-improved region over the last decade. Although it is still the fifth-ranked region, it has overtaken the global ave...

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16 November 2020

Sustained instability across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) means progress on prosperity since 2...

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16 November 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa is the third most improved region for prosperity since 2010, but it remains the weakes...

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