Spain (24th) is the Western European country whose prosperity has improved most in the past decade, driven by a notable improvement in Safety and Security. There has been a sharp decline in property crime,while the percentage of people who have reported stolen property in the last year has fallen from 14% to 8%.Read More
United States is 19th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2011, United States has moved down the rankings table by 1 place.
United States performs most strongly in Enterprise Conditions and Infrastructure & Market Access but is weakest in Health. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Investment Environment.
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28 October, 2021
The Index has been designed to benefit a wide range of users, including political leaders, policymakers, investors, business leaders, philanthropists, journalists, and…Read more
16 November, 2020
If this time is about anything, it is for each nation to decide its character and who it wants to be. The decisions we make now will create the foundation for our nations…Read more