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The Quest for Prosperity: Shaping Australia's future

Friday, 27 October 2017

The political landscape in Australia currently faces a number of issues that threaten the future prosperity of the nation – issues related to economic and social wellbeing. From housing affordability, environmental issues, economic growth to funding issues for critical infrastructure. These issues manage to divide the nation between elections and these are the issues that all sectors of society are trying to address.

The Quest for Prosperity: Shaping Australia's future, has been prepared by the Legatum Institute in consultation with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. It examines Australia’s prosperity over the last decade – their current strengths and weaknesses and what this means to keep Australia’s living standards rising into the next decade. 

Read the paper here.


Publications

The Quest for Prosperity: Shaping the future of our regions

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Prosperity was once considered purely a measurement of financial success. Today though, it’s a vital indicator of a nation’s health across the economy, society and the natural environment.

The quest for prosperity unites all countries — as they strive to improve communities, industries, health outcomes and preserve vital tourism and agricultural assets.

This paper has been prepared by the Legatum Institute in consultation with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. It is a data-driven analysis of prosperity across Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK — key markets for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and its members.

Read the paper here.


Press Release

The Czech Republic delivers prosperity surplus – but improvements in Social Capital, Education and Business Environment are needed for shift to a knowledge economy

Thursday, 21 September 2017

At an event in Prague today, we look at prosperity in the Czech Republic, where is has grown faster than the Western European average. This event is part of a series, following the launch of our 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report with Erste Bank earlier this year.

Read the report here.


Publications

The Quest for Prosperity: How can New Zealand keep living standards rising for all?

Monday, 21 August 2017

For a number of years, New Zealand has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index™ largely in part due to its high scores for its open economy and strong social capital. Our latest paper written by the Prosperity Index team and commissioned by the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, looks at what New Zealand needs to do in order to ensure it continues delivering high living standards for all New Zealanders. 

“New Zealand should be proud of the way it currently delivers and secures prosperity for Kiwis,” says Stephen Brien Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute. “However, maintaining and furthering that prosperity in the future will depend on the depth and breadth of the nation’s human capital.

“To achieve ongoing prosperity, New Zealand must ensure as many people as possible are equipped with the required skills, and have the opportunity, to contribute to society. This will benefit not only the economy, but also the wellbeing of individuals and the communities they live in.”

Read the report here.


Commentary

To increase prosperity, Central and Eastern European countries must reverse brain drain among young people

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Our inaugural Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report has found that young people are the key to unlocking prosperity growth in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.


Our inaugural Central and Eastern European Prosperity report has found that young people are the key to unlocking prosperity growth in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.
Our inaugural Central and Eastern European Prosperity report has found that young people are the key to unlocking prosperity growth in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.
Our inaugural Central and Eastern European Prosperity report has found that young people are the key to unlocking prosperity growth in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.

Publications

Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report

Thursday, 15 June 2017

This inaugural 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report underscores the importance of looking beyond wealth. It shows that while Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) average income remains far behind that of Western Europe, its prosperity has converged at a much faster rate. 


Press Release

Central and Eastern European countries deliver prosperity surplus – but further growth hinges on Social Capital, Governance and Business Environment improvements

Thursday, 15 June 2017

In Romania today, we launched our inaugural 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report with Erste Bank. The report underscores the importance of looking beyond wealth. It shows that while Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) average income remains far behind that of Western Europe, its prosperity has converged at a much faster rate. 


Events

Improving Austria's Prosperity

Friday, 28 April 2017

Launch in Vienna for the Legatum Institute's inaugural Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report.

Press Release

Austria’s challenge and opportunity to increase its prosperity is closely connected to Social Capital

Friday, 28 April 2017

Austria’s Prosperity ranking in Central and Eastern Europe and worldwide paints a mixed picture of broad-based but stagnant prosperity 

The Legatum Institute, the international think tank and educational charity, is launching its inaugural “Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report” on 28th April 2017 at Erste Group Bank in Vienna with a roundtable focused on Austria.


Commentary

What China and the US Could Learn from Each Other

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Meetings between the US and Chinese national leaders have never been easy. More often than not they are fraught with conflicting strategic interests, intermittent trade frictions, and occasional miscommunicated agenda. Today’s meeting in Florida, between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping promises to beat all previous such meetings in its difficulties for setting a common ground.

Commentary

Harriet Maltby writes for CapX that Scotland's prosperity depends on the Union.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy and Research for the Legatum Prosperity Index says an independent Scotland may succeed. Brexit Britain may flounder. We cannot predict the future. However, we can say with confidence that Scotland’s path to prosperity would be far harder to travel alone. If sovereignty calls, then we should not stand in Scotland’s way. However, Scots must understand that going it alone would make their future even more uncertain.

Read the full article here


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Prosperity in an independent Scotland: Analysis from the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Friday, 17 March 2017

If Scotland were to become independent how will it impact the prosperity of future generations? The Legatum Prosperity Index™ team analyses the issue using data from the global Legatum Prosperity Index™ and data from the first ever UK Prosperity Index, mapping prosperity across 389 local authority areas.


Commentary

Forbes Afrique features the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

In this month's edition, Forbes Afrique look at what it means to be prosperous, citing the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index which analyses the prosperity of 149 countries and offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. 

Find out more about the The Legatum Prosperity Index™ here.


Events

Former Danish Prime Minister Launches the 10th Edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark, delivered a keynote address that recognised and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Legatum Prosperity Index™. The evening reception was also an opportunity for Baroness Stroud, the newly appointed CEO of the Legatum Institute, to outline her vision for the Institute.

Commentary

Free Markets, Free People, Strong Society—the Secret to Success?

Thursday, 3 November 2016

In a column for Reaction, Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research at the Legatum Institute, explores the secrets behind New Zealand’s success at turning its wealth into national prosperity.

Publications

2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ (10th Edition)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ finds that New Zealand's unrivalled ability to turn its wealth into prosperity has put the country in 1st position in the 10th edition of the Index.

Press Release

New Zealand Announced as the Most Prosperous Country in the World in 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ finds that New Zealand's unrivalled ability to turn its wealth into prosperity has put the country in 1st position in this 10th edition of the Index.

News

Video: What is Prosperity?

Thursday, 3 November 2016

As a measurement of prosperity, the Legatum Prosperity Index™ is unique. It gives a far truer picture of the life chances for the world’s population, and the performance of nations, than any Index of GDP alone could hope to. True prosperity is as much about wellbeing as wealth.

Commentary

The UK Prosperity Index Has Some Harsh Lessons for Westminster

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The sooner true devolution starts, the sooner the people of Bolsover will feel as happy as those in West Somerset, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Legatum Institute Centre for Character and Values. (Reaction)

Publications

2016 UK Prosperity Index

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people.

Press Release

UK Cities Are Rich—So Why Are Their Residents Not Prosperous?

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Legatum Institute's newly-released 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people.

Commentary

UK Cities ‘Failing to Provide Basic Life Chances’

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Report shows rural areas enjoy better quality of life despite being poorer writes Federica Cocco with Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research-Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute contributing. (Financial Times)

Press Release

'Tough on Brexit, Tough On the Causes of Brexit’, Urge Leading Think Tanks

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

LONDON—A major new study published today has found the vote to leave the EU was part of a “deeper malaise” in British society, and calls on Theresa May to continue wide-ranging social reform to address the real causes of the Brexit vote.

Press Release

Britain Will Remain a Divided Nation Unless the Next Prime Minister Reaches Out to the ‘Have Nots’, Warns Two Top Think Tanks

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

LONDON—Two of the country’s leading think tanks, Centre for Social Justice and Legatum Institute, have warned the next Prime Minister that Britain will remain a divided nation unless he or she can truly understand why such a large part of the country has lost faith in mainstream politics.

Press Release

Decades of Economic Growth Have Failed to Deliver Greater Levels of Prosperity for Many African Countries

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

LONDON—New Index reveals which countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have over and under-achieved in creating more prosperous societies given their levels of wealth.

Publications

2016 Africa Prosperity Report

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Launched today, the 2016 Africa Prosperity Report shows that decades of economic growth across the continent has failed to deliver greater levels of prosperity for many African countries.

News

Sian Hansen Speaks at the 2016 Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Annual Summit

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Legatum Institute Executive Director, Sian Hansen, gave a speech on the Institute's definition of prosperity at the 2016 KIN Summit in Miami.

Events

What Makes a Prosperous Nation? A Perspective from New Zealand

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme was delighted to host New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Hon. Bill English MP, for a roundtable discussion of the path to a prosperous nation.

Commentary

You Can't Prosper Just by Getting Richer

Saturday, 30 April 2016

How can a slum-dweller be happier than a City high-flyer? Because we have forgotten what matters: family, trust and charity, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character and Values at the Legatum Institute (The Times)

Events

Liberal-minded Reformer or Mao Reincarnated? President Xi Jinping and His China Dream

Monday, 25 April 2016

James Miles, China Editor of 'The Economist', moderated a panel discussion on China’s economic and political prospects under President Xi Jinping. 

Events

A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton

Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Legatum Institute was honoured to host Nobel Prize-winner and renowned economist, Professor Angus Deaton, as part of a meeting in Washington, DC with Prosperity Index advisors to discuss wealth creation and the many other drivers of prosperity.

Commentary

Why is Cardiff Still Lagging Behind Other UK Capitals?

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Cardiff comes behind other UK capitals in terms of both wealth and wellbeing. Innovative policies are required to reverse the damage done by the decline of heavy industry, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (LeftFootForward.org)

Commentary

It’s No Wonder Britain is Optimistic About Jobs

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

All the evidence points to serious progress in the economy, writes the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (The Times)

Events

2015 Launch of the Global Legatum Prosperity Index™

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, MP launched the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™ on 2 November. The Index, which has been endorsed by Chancellor George Osborne, ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

Publications

2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Monday, 2 November 2015

Launched today, the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals Indonesia has made the most radical improvements since 2009, while the least prosperous countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the seventh year running, Norway is the most prosperous country in the world.

Publications

2015 UK Prosperity Report

Monday, 2 November 2015

The UK Prosperity Report reveals Britain is more prosperous in 2015 than it has been at any point in the past seven years. The data is based on findings from the 2015 global Legatum Prosperity Index, published in November this year.

Press Release

Norway is the Most Prosperous Country in the World

Monday, 2 November 2015

LONDON—The 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals Indonesia has made the most radical improvements since 2009 while the least prosperous countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the seventh year running, Norway is the most prosperous country in the world.

Commentary

Nothing to Celebrate on the Greek National Day

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

As Greeks commemorate their 'OHI' to Italy's fascist regime and their joining the Allies in World War II, they will be contemplating a far grimmer scenario for the year ahead, writes Nick Dimou, Communications Assistant at the Legatum Institute (Huffington Post)

Press Release

Scotland is More Prosperous than England According to a New Legatum Institute Study

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute's new ‘Geography of Prosperity’ index finds Scotland is more prosperous than England based on average income per person along with how happy they feel.

Press Release

The Legatum Institute Congratulates Professor Angus Deaton on Nobel Prize For Economics

Monday, 12 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted that Professor Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Press Release

The Legatum Institute Appoints Alexandra Mousavizadeh to its Senior Team

Friday, 11 September 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London, today announced the appointment of Alexandra Mousavizadeh as Director of Indices.

Commentary

The Prosperity Problem

Sunday, 5 July 2015

In a special report for Newsweek, the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index reveals which countries fared best—and worst—following 'The Great Recession' of 2008.


Publications

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 prosperity: innovation, women, security and data.

Commentary

The Importance of Entrepreneurship, Opportunity, and Governance for Latin America

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, is the author of a new research paper that looks at entrepreneurship and opportunity in Latin America, based on trends outlined in the Legatum Prosperity Index™ over the past five years.

Events

2015 Africa Prosperity Summit: Promoting Wealth and Wellbeing

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

GDP growth across the continent has fed an “Africa Rising” narrative. But many Africans have failed to benefit from the current economic boom. The Legatum Institute, with the support of the Ford Foundation, hosted a conference in Tanzania with experts from academia, civil society, business and politics to discuss how to promote true prosperity.

Commentary

Unlocking Prosperity Potential

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

True prosperity has a capitalist core, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Press Release

Economic Growth Alone Will Not Make Britain a More Prosperous Country

Thursday, 16 April 2015

LONDON—New poll for the Legatum Institute reveals health and public safety are more important to voters than rising GDP.

Commentary

Where is Best to Raise Children?

Monday, 16 March 2015

The latest Legatum Prosperity Index™ infographic shows the best countries for raising children.

Commentary

A Celebration for Womenkind—But Not in Greece

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Five years on from the country's debt crisis, International Women's Day 2015 finds women in Greece struggling with low pay, few choices and fear, writes Nikolaos Dimou, Communications Assistant at the Legatum Institute.

Commentary

Reasons to Celebrate International Women's Day in the UK, Sunday, 8 March

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The vast majority of women in the UK feel free, safe, and more satisfied, writes Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute (Huffington Post)

Events

Workshop on the Usage of Data for Driving Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Legatum Institute was proud to host the first in a series of workshops organised as part of the EU FP7 Web-COSI project. The Web-COSI project, part of the Europe2020 strategy, analysed how data can be used to drive social entrepreneurship.

Commentary

Prosperity Can Save the World

Friday, 16 January 2015

Security and freedom is under threat; prosperity stands between these values and violence, repression, and impunity, writes Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute.

Commentary

News from Britain for Obama. We May Outstrip America Within Four Years.

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Legatum Prosperity Index shows the UK is gathering speed and catching up to the US when it comes to prosperity, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economic Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Events

Where is Africa Now? Launch of the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted the launch of its 2014 'Africa Prosperity Report', a region-specific index which analyses the overall prosperity of 38 countries.

Events

Prosperity: GDP and Beyond

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted world-renowned expert on wellbeing, health economics and economic development, Angus Deaton, at the Harvard Club in New York. He discussed his work on wellbeing and why efforts to measure personal wellbeing, such as the Legatum Prosperity Index, are important.

Events

Exploring Global Prosperity (Boston)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

What does it mean for a nation to be prosperous? This event, hosted at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT in Boston, explored the data and findings from the recently published 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, the definitive measure of global progress.

Events

Defining Opportunity and Prosperity Beyond Economic Growth (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What does opportunity look like in the US today? The Legatum Institute and the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC were pleased to host a livestreamed panel discussion which looked beyond economic growth to understand what else is important for national prosperity.


Events

Global Trends, Where to Export Next? (Webinar)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

This webinar, hosted by the Legatum Institute and UK Trade and Investment, offered participants a summary of the latest findings from the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, helping to steer export strategies.

Events

Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What does “prosperity” really mean? GDP or happiness? The Legatum Institute hosted an interactive reception and presentation of key findings from the 2014 Index in Washington DC.


News

What Drives Prosperity in Africa?

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a vibrant panel discussion on the theme of female entrepreneurship and African prosperity, at the 2014 African Leadership Network conference in Kigali.

Events

Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ - Embassy Briefing (London)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Legatum Institute will host a briefing for Ambassadors and embassy staff to explore data from the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™. The Index, which will launch on 3 November 2014, is a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing.


Events

Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ - Public Panel (London)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Legatum Institute launched its 2014 Prosperity Index at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The event included a presentation of key findings, followed by a high-profile panel discussion on the 'British enterprise spirit'.


Events

‘Let the market play!' A Lesson for Business from the Treasury Select Committee

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Business is a key driver of prosperous societies—so it must be freed of too much regulation, said Steve Baker MP, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, during a recent Legatum Institute business breakfast at the House of Commons.

News

Legatum Prosperity Index Graphic Tops 2013 Harvard Business Review List: 10 Charts That Changed the Way We Think

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Legatum Institute has topped a poll by the Harvard Business Review for charts and graphics that have changed the way people think in 2013. 

News

Lord O’Donnell: “Legatum Institute Commission will look at how wellbeing research can have real and practical policy implications”

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Former Cabinet Secretary Lord O’Donnell gave remarks at a reception to mark the launch of the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index and the newly established Legatum Institute Commission on Wellbeing Policy, which he is to chair.

News

Legatum Prosperity Index Extends Its Reach

Monday, 1 October 2012

Launching in October: The 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index. Our unique annual assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and subjective wellbeing.