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

22 February 2016

AIG Legatum Prize Reveals Five Shortlisted Entrants

The AIG Legatum Prize, which challenges the world’s brightest young minds to generate new ideas to some of the toughest policy questions, has unveiled a shortlist of five finalists.

4 February 2016

Legatum Institute Appoints Lord O’Shaughnessy as a Senior Fellow

The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord (James) O’Shaughnessy as a Senior Fellow.

5 November 2015

Zambia Unveils Women Entrepreneurs’ Initiative

Inonge Wina, the first female Vice President of Zambia, today unveiled an initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Zambia.

2 November 2015

Norway is the Most Prosperous Country in the World

The 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals Indonesia has made the most radical improvements since 2009 while the least prosperous countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the seventh year running, Norway is the most prosperous country in the world.

27 October 2015

Scotland is More Prosperous than England According to a New Legatum Institute Study

The Legatum Institute’s new ‘Geography of Prosperity’ index finds Scotland is more prosperous than England based on average income per person along with how happy they feel.

14 October 2015

The Legatum Institute Congratulates Professor Angus Deaton on Nobel Prize For Economics

The Legatum Institute is delighted that Professor Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics.

11 September 2015

The Legatum Institute Appoints Alexandra Mousavizadeh to its Senior Team

The Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London, today announced the appointment of Alexandra Mousavizadeh as Director of Indices.