Press Releases

Members of the Legatum Institute team are leading voices in the fields of international development and poverty alleviation. Our colleagues feature regularly in national and international media, helping to shape the debate on poverty and prosperity and bring these issues to the attention of a global audience.

Media enquiries

Our Legatum Institute directors, researchers and fellows are available for expert comment, analysis and interviews. If you would like to speak to our team, please contact:

Alastair Masser
Director of Communications

E: alastair.masser@li.com
T: +44 (0) 207 148 5434
M: +44 (0) 7810 570505 (out-of-hours)

30 November 2020

Government benefit changes protecting 700,000 people from poverty during Covid crisis

Our analysis shows that, at a time of crisis, Government action can protect many of those who are vulnerable to poverty

16 November 2020

Decisions that build prosperity and respect freedom and responsibility crucial to lead world through COVID

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, global prosperity stood at a record high, with 147 out of 167 countries seeing prosperity rise over the last decade, driven by improved health, education, and living conditions, and more open economies.

22 October 2020

Legatum Institute launches new Centre for UK Prosperity

The coming years represent a time of transition and opportunity for the UK. Never has it been more important for the country to ensure that it seizes the opportunity to build the pathway to prosperity.

12 December 2019

New report highlights urgent need for innovative solutions to tackle necessity-driven migration around the world

This report represents the final publication of the first phase of the Legatum Institute’s work on the issue of necessity-driven migration.

10 December 2019

New report reveals improvements to infrastructure and increased access to finance are best ways for Ghana to increase prosperity

A new report on economic openness in Ghana emphasises that furthering investment in infrastructure and increasing access to finance are Ghana’s greatest opportunities for enhancing future prosperity.

25 November 2019

Global prosperity continues to improve, but the gap between the strongest and weakest performing countries continues to widen

More open economies and improved lived experiences due to better health, education, and living conditions drive global prosperity to new high, with 148 out of 167 countries experiencing higher levels of prosperity than a decade ago.

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

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.

17 September 2018

Social Metrics Commission launches a new measure of UK poverty

The Social Metrics Report 2018 marks the culmination of two years of sustained work. It outlines a new approach to poverty measurement for the UK and provides original analysis that demonstrates the fundamental changes to our understanding of poverty it creates.

24 July 2018

We must tackle the adolescent mental health crisis now if young people are to fulfil their vast potential

The UK should encourage greater parental involvement, support in schools and community-based networks for young people, drawing on the experience of Iceland, according to a new report by the Legatum Institute