Dr Alastair Masser

Lead, Legatum Prosperity Index

Lead, Legatum Prosperity Index

Alastair is the Founder of Toht, a social impact consultancy helping address some of today’s most pressing challenges, from the refugee crisis to climate change. He leads the Institute’s work on the Legatum Prosperity Index, our flagship publication which measures evolving trends in global prosperity. A former Director at the Institute, he spent the first decade of his career in politics serving as a Special Adviser in two posts under David Cameron. His research interests include conflict, security, and development, with a particular focus on the Sahel and sub-Saharan Africa. He is co-editor of a new two volume work on diplomacy, to be published by Bloomsbury in April 2021.