THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2018

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

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This year we have extended the Prosperity Index's coverage from 142 to 149 countries and from 89 to 104 variables, and added a Natural Environment sub-index. The result is a more complete understanding of prosperity and how it is created. Here we provide updates on some of the ways in which the Index’s vast array of underlying data can be analysed.
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Executive Summary

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 th...

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28 November 2018

After 12 years of measuring global prosperity, we are seeing an emerging set of trends, patterns and fresh insights. For this year’s report, we took the 20 countries whose prosperity scores had risen the most over the last ...

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29 November 2017

What true prosperity is, and how it can be realised, are fundamental questions that must be answered by every country. Over 11 years, the Legatum Prosperity Index has evaluated long-term changes in global prosperity, pinpoint...

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03 November 2016

Watch Legatum Institute's introduction video to the Legatum Prosperity Index.

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Harriet Maltby | 21 March 2017

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Harriet says an independent Scotland may succeed. Brexit Britain may flounder. We cannot predict the future. ...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:We have already seen that global prosperity is on the rise, however, that rise has not been evenly felt acros...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Global prosperity has grown since 2007, but countries grew at different ra...

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