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Luapula Province, Zambia. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos. August 2010
20 June 2018

It is time to accept that the refugee crisis is the humanitarian challenge of our generation

The number of registered refugees has reached a record high. By mid-2017 there were an estimated 25.9 million refugees and asylum seekers in mid-2017 (including 5.3 million Palestinian refugees).

1 June 2018

Legatum Institute Foundation’s Charitable Status

LIF has proactively notified the Charity Commission of these false allegations and is sharing evidence to demonstrate how the activities of LIF are in line with relevant guideline

20 March 2018

Our Senior Fellow Danny Kruger takes up new senior advisory role in Government

Today we say goodbye to Danny Kruger MBE, who has been appointed as the Government’s new civil society tsar.

12 March 2018

Residents should take ownership of the Grenfell Tower Estate

  A new report from the Legatum Institute and Create Streets suggests: For too long the development and management of estates like the Lancaster West has been carried out without the local community having real power over the decisions that affect their […]

9 March 2018

Shanker Singham to leave the Legatum Institute for new role at the IEA

Mr Singham will start work at the IEA later this month

15 January 2018

Gisela Stuart and Sir Oliver Letwin to join the Legatum Institute as fellows

In disseminating its work, the Institute aims to reach the widest possible audience and we actively engage with individuals from the business community, politics, academia, as well as the general public

29 November 2017

Norway tops leading index that shows the world is becoming more prosperous

Norway has regained the number one spot from New Zealand Norway’s #1 ranking has been the result of improvements in the country’s Business Environment and Governance in the past twelve months, with Norwegians more optimistic about starting a business and more confident in their government than last year.

21 September 2017

The Czech Republic delivers prosperity surplus – but improvements in Social Capital, Education and Business Environment are needed for shift to a knowledge economy

At an event in Prague today, we look at prosperity in the Czech Republic, where is has grown faster than the Western European average. This event is part of a series, following the launch of our 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report with Erste Bank earlier this year.

Read the report here.

15 June 2017

Central and Eastern European countries deliver prosperity surplus – but further growth hinges on Social Capital, Governance and Business Environment improvements

In Romania today, we launched our inaugural 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report with Erste Bank. The report underscores the importance of looking beyond wealth. It shows that while Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) average income remains far behind that of Western Europe, its prosperity has converged at a much faster rate. 

27 April 2017

Austria’s challenge and opportunity to increase its prosperity is closely connected to Social Capital

Austria’s Prosperity ranking in Central and Eastern Europe and worldwide paints a mixed picture of broad-based but stagnant prosperity 

The Legatum Institute, the international think tank and educational charity, is launching its inaugural “Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report” on 28th April 2017 at Erste Group Bank in Vienna with a roundtable focused on Austria.