Wednesday, 15 July 2015

"The Legatum Institute is going from strength to strength"

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, was guest speaker at the Legatum Institute's 2015 Summer Party.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Counter-Propaganda Past and Present: From the Reformation to Putin’s Russia

As part of its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion on counter-propaganda successes and failures from the Reformation to post 9/11.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Heritage as a National Asset

Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Historic England, delivered a lecture explaining why we should rethink the management of our heritage, and approach it as we would any long-term asset.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital, Enriched the World

As part of the 'History of Capitalism' series, Professor Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver a lecture based on the concluding volume of her trilogy 'The Bourgeois Era', to be published by the University of Chicago Press in January 2016.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

What Does a One Nation Justice System Look Like?

Speaking at the Legatum Institute, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove called for reform of the justice system in England and Wales, in his first speech since being appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.


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Changing the Conversation: An Unfiltered Discussion of Philanthropy




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Sian Hansen, Executive Director

Who We Are

Sian Hansen, Executive Director

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. We do this by researching our core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy

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Nathan Gamester, Programme Director

Prosperity Index

Nathan Gamester, Programme Director

The Legatum Institute's signature annual publication is the Prosperity Index, a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

Transitions Forum

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

A series of projects, led by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev, dedicated to the study of radical political and economic change

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Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

Vision of Capitalism

Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

This programme will deliver an agenda to Britain's government for restoring faith in the free market. It will convene leaders of the Anglosphere, whose shared heritage of common law and parliamentary...

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Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

The Culture of Prosperity

Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

Examining the historic and cultural roots of prosperity to better understand the role of culture in our lives today

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Our Latest Reports

  • Counter Propaganda: Cases from US Public Diplomacy and Beyond

    Friday, 24 July 2015

    The latest paper in the Legatum Institute's 'Beyond Propaganda' series looks at what history can teach us about counter propaganda as we move forward into the information...

  • Integrity Gets Great Ratings

    Thursday, 9 July 2015

    How Nepalese people harnessed the power of reality TV to strike a blow against corruption. Blair Glencorse and Suman Parajuli are the authors of the third case study in...

  • Calling in Against Corruption

    Wednesday, 1 July 2015

    A Pakistani official set out to prevent bureaucrats from demanding bribes for providing basic public services. The solution: citizen...

  • 2015 Africa Prosperity Summit Report

    Friday, 26 June 2015

    The Legatum Institute has published a report that captures the core themes of its 2015 Africa Prosperity Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (May 2015). The report reveals four catalysts for Africa's future...

  • The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

    Monday, 22 June 2015

    To launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute has published a collection of essays that explore how and why neo-authoritarian and ‘hybrid’ regimes have become more sophisticated in...

  • The Data Sleuths of San José

    Tuesday, 26 May 2015

    How three scrappy Costa Rican reporters used the power of data to bring down a system of sleaze—Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow,...

Prosperity videos

What Does Prosperity Mean to You?

In the lead up to the launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™, we asked some well-known (and some less well-known) faces to come up with a definition of prosperity in less than 2 minutes