THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2021

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Spotlights

Enterprise Conditions Spotlights: How limiting state-owned enterprises can stimu...

27 October 2021

Enterprise Conditions have improved in all regions of the world over the past decade, with Eastern Europe seeing the most progress since 2011. In particular, the region has ma...

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27 October 2021

Infrastructure and Market Access has seen significant improvement over the past decade, with all regions continuing to strengthen over the past year. Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe have made by far the most progress since 20...

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27 October 2021

Economic Quality has seen a major deterioration in all regions, as the economic impact of the choices made to respond to COVID-19 continue to be felt, with the sharpest decline seen in North America. Unemployment rose sharply...

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27 October 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had seen steady improvements in Living Conditions around the world, not least because of progress in redu...

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27 October 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a major increase in global mortality. Countries around the world reported almost five million deaths f...

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27 October 2021

Over the last decade, we have seen Education improve in all regions of the world. Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, primary and sec...

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27 October 2021

Over the past decade, we have seen little improvement in recorded data on the Natural Environment, at a t...

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16 November 2020

We are launching this year’s Legatum Prosperity Index at an extraordinary moment in time. Across the wo...

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16 November 2020

Although North America remains the most prosperous region, it is only slightly more prosperous than it wa...

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16 November 2020

Almost two decades ago, the then-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair infamously described Africa as a ‘scar on...

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