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Luapula Province, Zambia. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos. August 2010
9 May 2022

Poverty in London, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic

London has long faced the highest poverty rate of any region or nation of the UK: according to the Social Metrics Commission’s poverty measurement framework, 29% of Londoners were in poverty in the second quarter of 2020.

30 March 2022

Combatting Russian Disinformation

“I commend Legatum and all those who have sought to assemble evidence of the impact and
the effect. I think it has added to the report the ISC has produced.”

-Former UK Security Minister, James Brokenshire MP.

30 March 2022

Protecting low-income families from the cost of living crisis – assessing options for the uprating of benefits

Due to increases in the cost of living, claimants are facing real-terms cuts in their benefits. New modelling assesses the likely poverty impact of a series of potential alternatives to the scheduled (3.1%) uprating of benefits.

30 March 2022

The poverty impact of increasing the National Insurance Contributions threshold

New modelling suggests that increasing the National Insurance Contributions threshold to £12,570, and aligning the threshold with the Income Tax Personal Allowance, reduces the number of people in poverty by 170,000 in July 2022.

28 March 2022

Central African Republic: Towards a Roadmap to Peace and Prosperity

Our research indicates that a pathway to prosperity in the Central African Republic requires a single-minded focus on peace, including a nationwide ceasefire, decentralisation of foreign assistance resources and greater autonomy for the regions.

28 March 2022

Central African Republic: Towards a Roadmap to Peace and Prosperity Report Launch

Please join us to explore the opportunities for CAR to emerge as a more peaceful and prosperous country.

14 March 2022

Measuring poverty before the Covid-19 pandemic

Immediately prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, 13.9 million people in the UK were living in families judged to be in poverty, or 21% of the UK population. This was 400,000 fewer people than in 2018/19 – a drop that was driven by increasing employment, rising incomes, and reductions in housing costs that had disproportionately benefited those towards the bottom of the income distribution. However, these reductions have been reversed by the economic fallout from the pandemic.

14 January 2022

Is Academic Freedom Under Threat?

Academic Freedom has long been central to prosperity in the UK and around the world. Yet our findings suggest there are good reasons to be concerned about the extent to which it is being preserved and promoted by our world-leading universities.

25 November 2021

Neil Oliver on the importance of freedom | Launch of the 2021 Legatum Prosperity Index

“Defence of freedom must be lived out and enacted – every moment of every day, ideally, and thereby made real and kept vivid with the flowing blood of the living. If we mouth the words about defending freedom, and yet stand by while those freedoms are eroded and erased, then we dishonour the dead, and also each other.”

16 November 2021

The Foundational Elements of Prosperity

A commentary by CEO, Baroness Philippa Stroud for the launch of the 2021 Legatum Prosperity Index