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Luapula Province, Zambia. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos. August 2010
2 September 2019

Arthur Brooks joins Legatum Institute Board

Best-selling author, musician, commentator and social scientist Arthur Brooks joins Legatum Institute Board of trustees.

30 August 2019

World Economic Forum on Africa

The Legatum Institute attended the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town on 4th and 5th September 2019.

29 July 2019

Social Metrics Commission publishes new report on poverty in the UK

New report on poverty highlights the scale of the challenge facing the new Prime Minister

18 July 2019

Legatum Institute develops new United States Prosperity Index

New Index shows U.S. prosperity is rising but would benefit further from policies to improve mental health and strengthen social networks

17 May 2019

Economic Openness reaches highest level globally

Economic Openness reaches highest level globally, spreading global trade, innovation and prosperity yet many Western countries’ instinct to protect and turn inwards, combined with a wider stagnation in the quality of Governance globally is acting as a brake on Economic Openness and poses a risk to solving social challenges.

17 May 2019

UK to get a new experimental measure of poverty

Social Metrics Commission welcomes Government’s decision to start the process of adopting new official poverty measure. The measure was developed by the Commission and launched in September 2018, after three years of development.

30 April 2019

Ján Kuciak named as the recipient of the Legatum Institute’s Courage in Journalism Award

Investigative journalist was murdered in 2018 aged 27, following his reporting of corruption amongst leading businessmen in Slovakia, and their links with politicians and organised crime.

6 February 2019

The SMC’s new poverty measure complies with the UK Code of Practice for Statistics

We are delighted to announce that the Social Metrics Commission has met the high standards for statistical rigour set out in the UK Statistic’s Authority Code of Practice.

16 January 2019

Our CEO gives evidence to Work and Pensions Committee on SMC’s new measure of poverty

For too long, much of the political and policy debate on poverty has focussed on whether and how we should measure poverty, rather than the action needed to drive better outcomes for the most disadvantaged in our society.

29 November 2018

2018 Legatum Prosperity Index: Global prosperity rises to highest ever level

Global prosperity rises to highest ever level, but falling safety and security poses major challenges for individuals, communities and nations around the world.