The Legatum Institute (LI) is a non-partisan public policy think tank whose research, publications, and events advance ideas and policies in support of free and prosperous societies around the world. [More about LI]

The Institute's work falls under four categories:

Prosperity Index

National success is about more than just wealth. And yet, traditionally we have used narrow measures of wealth (such as GDP) as our benchmark to determine the success of nations. The Prosperity Index goes beyond GDP to measure countries’ success against a broad set of metrics covering areas such as health, education, opportunity, social capital, personal freedom, and more.

Economics of Prosperity

The Economics of Prosperity focuses on the economic drivers of future prosperity and long-term GDP growth. A key element of the programme is 'Government & Growth', which focuses on the role of the state. The programme also includes 'Macroeconomic Prosperity' which examines the implications for future prosperity of contemporary monetary and fiscal policy, both in the UK and globally.

Transitions Forum

The Transitions Forum encompasses a series of projects dedicated to the study of radical political and economic change through case studies, lectures and workshops, offering lessons learned for current and future transitions across the globe. It is a platform to promote creative, innovative ideas advancing prosperity at a time when a country is most ripe for such change.         

The Culture of Prosperity

The values that motivate individuals, societies and nations are reflected and encapsulated in the cultural achievements that endure—whether read in books or disclosed on canvases, analysed in laboratories or heard in the debates whose conclusions transform our understanding of the private self and the public good. These are the means by which successive generations have achieved greater self-knowledge and the study of their significance, both in the past and the present, animates the ‘Culture of Prosperity'.