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

In 2018 the level of prosperity within Western Europe improved, although Western Europe scores below North America. The largest improvements come from Economic Quality, Natural Environment, and Social Capital.

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28 November 2018

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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29 November 2017

In 2017, Western Europe became the most prosperous region in the world, with its nations holding seven of the top 10 ranks. However, this re...

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29 November 2017

Norway comes first in this year’s Prosperity Index, followed by New Zealand in second place, reversing last year’s pattern. They each re...

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29 November 2017

In 2017, North America fell behind Western Europe to become the second most prosperous region in the worl...

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29 November 2017

At the most basic level, there is little point in having high wealth, good services or a beautiful natura...

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29 November 2017

Eastern Europe is the fourth ranking region and growth in prosperity in 2017 has exceeded the world avera...

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29 November 2017

Material wealth, security, high quality services and a good environment are all important for prosperity....

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