The Legatum Institute is a London-based think-tank with a global vision: to see all people lifted out of poverty.

Our mission is to create the pathways from poverty to prosperity, by fostering Open Economies, Inclusive Societies and Empowered People.

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The Legatum Institute is a London-based think-tank with a global vision: to see all people lifted out of poverty. Our mission is to create the pathways from poverty to prosperity, by fostering Open Economies, Inclusive Societies and Empowered People.

We do this in three ways:

Our Centre for Metrics which create indexes and datasets to measure and explain how poverty and prosperfty are changing.

Our Research Programmes which analyse the many complex drivers of poverty and prosperity at the local, national and global level.
Our Practical Programmes which identify the actions required to enable transformational change.

The Legatum Institute is a London-based think-tank with a global vision: to see all people lifted out of poverty. Our mission is to create the pathways from poverty to prosperity, by fostering Open Economies, Inclusive Societies and Empowered People.

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25 April 2019

Cultural Transformation

Lord Dubs talks about compassion at the Legatum Institute

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29 April 2019

Practical Programmes

The Legatum Institute Courage in Journalism Award

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6 March 2019

Cultural Transformation

Marking International Women’s Day at the Legatum Institute

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14 February 2019

Inclusive Societies

Philippa Stroud in CapX: Love your enemy this Valentine’s Day

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4 February 2019

Cultural Transformation

The Legatum Institute hosts Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute

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6 February 2019

Social Metrics Commission

The SMC voluntarily complies with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for Statistics

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4 February 2019

Global People Movements

Philippa Stroud in CapX: Venezuela’s refugee crisis is a man-made catastrophe

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24 January 2019

Social Metrics Commission

The House of Lords debates the SMC’s new measure of poverty for the UK

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22 January 2019

Social Metrics Commission

Philippa Stroud in Reaction: How Britain can measure poverty

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