THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2018

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Key Findings

2018 Key Findings: Prosperity is growing, but not equally

28 November 2018

Global prosperity continues to rise and is at its highest ever point; the median score has moved up the equivalent of 15 places since 2007. Since 2013, 113 countries have impr...

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28 November 2018

Since 2007, the Legatum Prosperity Index has evaluated long-term changes in global prosperity, pinpointing drivers of progress and highlighting those nations that have made the greatest strides forward.

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28 November 2018

This year is the largest overall prosperity gain North America has seen since 2007; the region has improved after a small fall last year, making it the number one region. Canada improved in all pillars except Social Capital. ...

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

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Eastern Europe’s prosperity has risen steadily over the past decade. The region has been rising at a faster rate than the world average ...

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Latin America and the Caribbean is the third-highest ranking region in prosperity, but is being caught up by Asia and Eastern Europe. Prospe...

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21 November 2018

Asia-Pacific has been the fastest growing region over the past 10 years. It has also risen over the past ...

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the 6th ranked region and is one of only two regions to experi...

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28 November 2018

Prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa increased slightly this year, continuing the trend of gradual improvemen...

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28 November 2018

After 12 years of measuring global prosperity, we are seeing an emerging set of trends, patterns and fres...

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