The Legatum Institute’s research seeks to provide leading insights into how individuals, communities, nations, can create their own pathways from poverty to prosperity. Using data from our renowned Centre for Metrics, our research is used by leaders around the world, to shape an agenda for transformation.

Our research programmes

Legatum Prosperity Index™

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ is the only global index that measures national prosperity based on institutional, economic, and social wellbeing

Global Index of Economic Openness

The Economic Openness programme aims to provide the international community with tools to identify and tackle economic inequality

Covid Impact Assessment Unit

Our Covid Impact Assessment Unit builds on our metrics expertise and understanding of the holistic nature of prosperity to highlight the potential impact of policy decisions made in response to the ongoing pandemic.

UK Poverty Unit

Our UK Poverty Unit uses our poverty policy simulator to hold Government to account for the impact of policies on the most disadvantaged

Race Equality Commission

Building on the data and analysis available in the Government’s 2017 Race Disparity Audit, the Commission will explore why racial disparity exists in the UK and identify the changes that would make a tangible difference to people’s lives and lead to a lived experience of racial equality.

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