The Legatum Institute events programme looks to bring together a community of likeminded individuals to work together to deliver positive change. The Institute plays host to a wide range of thought leaders from around the world, from leading economists to policy makers, journalists, philanthropists and figures from business.

Our research programmes

Courage in Journalism

The Courage in Journalism Award was created to highlight the dangers faced by journalists around the world. The Award is presented posthumously to a journalist whose death in the past year was a direct result of their work.

United States Prosperity

Our United States Prosperity programme is focused on developing a thoroughly comprehensive picture of prosperity, across its economic, institutional and social dimensions, for all the different states and regions of the U.S.

African Prosperity

Our African Prosperity programme aims to shift the debate about the continent’s challenges and opportunities.

Social Metrics Commission

Dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand poverty and tackle it more effectively

Prosperity Index

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ is the only global index that measures national prosperity based on institutional, economic, and social wellbeing

Centre for Metrics

The Legatum Institute has created a world-class Centre for Metrics – providing clear, accurate metrics that enable leaders to make clear, accurate decisions

Global People Movements

Our Global People Movements programme seeks to provide the data we need to form an accurate appraisal of the motivations behind these extraordinary journeys, and the risks faced by those undertaking them.

21st Century International Development

Our 21st Century International Development programme seeks to examine how nations succeed, by analysing the varied experiences of developing nations over the past sixty years.

Practical Programmes

Our Practical Programmes identify the actions required to enable transformational change.


Our More Good Homes programme asks what the planning system should look like in 2030 in order to deliver sufficient numbers of affordable homes, creating a new pathway to prosperity, and a new generation of homeowners.

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