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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.

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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 bold vision to create a global movement of people committed to creating the pathways from poverty to prosperity and the transformation of society.

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1 June 2021

Global Index of Economic Openness

Retos Perú 200 años

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1 June 2021

Global Index of Economic Openness

Peru’s 200 years

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13 May 2021

Centre for UK Prosperity

The UK Prosperity Index Launch

A talk by Professor Matthew Goodwin

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8 April 2021

UK Poverty Unit

Report on children in poverty

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29 March 2021

Covid Impact Assessment Unit

Updated Analysis for Covid-19 Decision-making

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Commentary

24 March 2021

Courage in Journalism

Mexican journalist, Maria Elena Ferral Hernandez, named recipient of 2021 Courage in Journalism Award

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24 March 2021

Courage in Journalism

Now more than ever, we need to protect media freedoms worldwide

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18 March 2021

How Nations Succeed

Britain’s new ‘international policy’ is still missing a development dimension

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8 March 2021

Forum

A 2020 Lecture by Rabbi Lord Sacks

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