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

17 June 2016

UK Risks Missing £1Trillion Exports Target, Warns Think Tank

The UK risks missing its target of increasing exports to £1trillion by 2020 unless it abandons its misplaced focus on boosting the number of SMEs who export their goods and services and instead concentrates on helping existing exporters build permanent footholds in new markets.

1 June 2016

Decades of Economic Growth Have Failed to Deliver Greater Levels of Prosperity for Many African Countries

New Index reveals which countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have over and under-achieved in creating more prosperous societies given their levels of wealth.

21 March 2016

Winner of AIG Legatum Prize 2016 Unveiled

The AIG Legatum Prize, which challenges the world’s brightest young minds to generate new ideas to some of the toughest policy questions, was presented last Thursday night to Irish student Kyle Moore for his proposal of a pan-EU ‘caring credits’ system.