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30 March 2021

Legatum Institute publishes review of schools re-opening decision

Analysis supports the basis for re-opening schools on 8th March, and suggests further relaxations can be made without reversing the decline in the severity of the pandemic

24 March 2021

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

Maria Elena was undoubtedly a beacon of hope in a county beset by violence. Her commitment to the truth, despite the ongoing personal cost, and her refusal to be intimidated speak volumes of her inner strength and courage

24 February 2021

FCDO needs strategic approach to transform the effectiveness of the UK aid budget

To genuinely support national development across the globe, what is needed is more than a new departmental structure – it is a shift of agenda.

24 February 2021

New framework for national transformation demonstrates vital role of leadership

Our report on How Nations Succeed was motivated by our desire to understand what specific actions have helped to sow the seeds of prosperity in developing countries. The recommendations are designed to provide leaders with a comprehensive framework for national transformation that is proven and effective.

18 February 2021

Legatum Institute publishes impact analysis of school re-opening decision

Covid-19 has fundamentally impacted all of us, and policymakers are now faced with an unenviable task of making choices on how to unwind restrictions in a way that balances significant health, economic, and social costs and benefits. Our research demonstrates that this difficult subject can be approached in an objective and structured fashion, so that decision makers can fully understand the complex issues at hand and the various costs and benefits of different courses of action.

15 December 2020

Legatum Institute develops holistic impact assessment tool to inform Government’s Covid-19 responses

The costs of the pandemic and the Government’s responses to it will have long-term consequences for the health, livelihoods, and wellbeing of individuals and families right across the UK. This means it is essential that policymakers are making decisions with the right tools and information at their disposal to understand the impact of the different options available.

10 December 2020

Legatum Institute launches new Race Equality Commission

The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the creation of a new Race Equality Commission, co-chaired by Baroness Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute, and Rev. Nims Obunge MBE DL. Building on the data and analysis available in the […]

30 November 2020

Government benefit changes protecting 700,000 people from poverty during Covid crisis

Our analysis shows that, at a time of crisis, Government action can protect many of those who are vulnerable to poverty

16 November 2020

Decisions that build prosperity and respect freedom and responsibility crucial to lead world through COVID

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, global prosperity stood at a record high, with 147 out of 167 countries seeing prosperity rise over the last decade, driven by improved health, education, and living conditions, and more open economies.

22 October 2020

Legatum Institute launches new Centre for UK Prosperity

The coming years represent a time of transition and opportunity for the UK. Never has it been more important for the country to ensure that it seizes the opportunity to build the pathway to prosperity.

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