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Luapula Province, Zambia. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos. August 2010
17 November 2022

Autumn Statement will shield over a million from poverty – but poverty numbers still likely to hit record highs.

Uprating benefits in line with inflation will shield half a million from poverty, while support for energy bills, including Cost of Living Payments, will shield a further 900,000. However, there are still likely to be 15.6 million people in poverty in 2023-24.

9 November 2022

The American Dream Prosperity Index 2022

The American Dream Prosperity Index is a unique collaboration between the Legatum Institute and the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream which draws together the on-the-ground expertise of the Milken Center with the Legatum Institute’s expertise in measuring prosperity.

12 October 2022

Legatum Institute UK Prosperity Index Report Launch with Sajid Javid

The Legatum Institute’s UK Prosperity Index was launched on the 12 October 2022, with the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP and the Legatum Institute’s CEO Baroness Stroud undertaking a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the nation, economic growth, the future of health care and family breakdown.

12 October 2022

UK Prosperity Index 2022

The Index measures institutional, economic, and social wellbeing across the UK’s 374 local authorities

11 October 2022

World Mental Health Day: Poverty and Mental Health in the UK

Those who experience poor mental health are more likely to be in poverty. Similarly, those in poverty are more likely to report mental health problems than those above the poverty line.

10 October 2022

Pathways to Prosperity: Malawi Case Study

While economic development policy should be centrally led, local implementation should be at the core as it recognises regional differences, needs, priorities and development opportunities.

9 October 2022

New: Nearly half a million more in poverty if benefits not uprated in line with inflation.

Uprating benefits in line with earnings, instead of in line with inflation, would result in 450,000 more living in poverty in 2023-24. Freezing benefits at their 2022-23 levels will result in an additional one million people in poverty.

3 October 2022

A British National Refugee Policy

New report calls for an approach to refugees that is about fairness, dignity, safety and opportunity.

23 September 2022

The poverty impact of the government energy price guarantee, and announced tax cuts

The policies announced will shield 1 million people from poverty. But even taking into account these policies, we are likely to see 1 and a half million people more into poverty this winter when compared with the pre-pandemic baseline.

6 September 2022

Rising costs projected to push 2.75 million into poverty

A new report by the Legatum Institute finds that rising costs will lead to an increase of 2.75 million in poverty versus pre-pandemic levels. Freezing energy prices at summer 2022 levels would shield 1.45 million of these people from falling into poverty.

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