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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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Reports

Report

14 June 2022

UK Poverty Unit

Uprating benefits in line with inflation would protect 780,000 from falling into poverty.

Report

Report

26 May 2022

UK Poverty Unit

Chancellor’s new package of benefits will shield 650,000 from poverty

Report

Report

9 May 2022

UK Poverty Unit

Poverty in London, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic

Report

Report

30 March 2022

UK Poverty Unit

Protecting low-income families from the cost of living crisis – assessing options for the uprating of benefits

Report

Report

30 March 2022

UK Poverty Unit

The poverty impact of increasing the National Insurance Contributions threshold

Report

Report

28 March 2022

Global Index of Economic Openness

Central African Republic: Towards a Roadmap to Peace and Prosperity

Report

Commentaries and Insights

Commentary

10 June 2022

Centre for UK Prosperity,UK Poverty Unit

Can the UK government recover? 5 Challenges for progress

Commentary

Commentary

30 March 2022

Archive,Empowered People

Combatting Russian Disinformation

Commentary

Commentary

25 November 2021

Legatum Prosperity Index™

Neil Oliver on the importance of freedom | Launch of the 2021 Legatum Prosperity Index

Commentary

Commentary

16 November 2021

Legatum Prosperity Index™

The Foundational Elements of Prosperity

Commentary

Commentary

28 October 2021

Global Index of Economic Openness

Ethiopia’s path to middle-income status paved by the AfCFTA

Commentary

Commentary

11 October 2021

Global Index of Economic Openness

What is Ethiopia’s pathway to prosperity?

Commentary

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