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

3 November 2016

New Zealand Announced as the Most Prosperous Country in the World in 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ finds that New Zealand’s unrivalled ability to turn its wealth into prosperity has put the country in 1st position in this 10th edition of the Index.

13 October 2016

UK Cities Are Rich—So Why Are Their Residents Not Prosperous?

The Legatum Institute’s newly-released 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people.

12 September 2016

Baroness Philippa Stroud Appointed as CEO of the Legatum Institute

The Legatum Institute, a leading London-based think tank, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Baroness Philippa Stroud as CEO to lead its mission to promote the ideas and policies that help individuals flourish and nations prosper.