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.

Learn more about the Legatum Institute

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11 April 2019

Global People Movements

The humanitarian issue of our generation

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Commentary

1 April 2019

Global People Movements

It’s up to the entire global community to solve the migration crisis

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Commentary

1 April 2019

Global People Movements

The human stories behind the refugee crisis

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Commentary

28 March 2019

Social Metrics Commission

Philippa Stroud on the latest Households Below Average Income (HBAI) statistics

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26 March 2019

Global People Movements

Global People Movements roundtable

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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

Event

Commentary

14 February 2019

Inclusive Societies

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

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