THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2019

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

25 November 2019

North America remains the most prosperous region, although the gap with Western Europe has narrowed and the two regions now exhibit similar levels of prosperity. The prosperit...

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25 November 2019

North America is the most prosperous region, although its prosperity has improved only marginally over the last decade.

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25 November 2019

Western Europe has experienced a slow and steady increase in prosperity over the past decade, the reasons for which are set out below.

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25 November 2019

Eastern Europe is the second most improved region over the past decade, yet has improved less than the global average.

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25 November 2019

Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean has been rising since 2009, but it has stagnated since 2014, resulting in the region’s prosp...

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25 November 2019

The Asia-Pacific region is the most-improved region over the last decade. Although it is still the 5th-ranked region, it has overtaken the g...

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25 November 2019

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has improved its prosperity over the last 10 years, albeit...

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25 November 2019

Prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa is at its highest ever level, but it is still the lowest-ranked region, ...

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