African Prosperity

Our African Prosperity programme aims to shift the debate about the continent’s challenges and opportunities.

Using the Legatum Prosperity Index framework, our research traces the legacy of prosperity across Africa to identify common factors propelling those countries that have made the greatest progress over the years and highlight the potential opportunities for other nations to embrace good practices.

By assessing the characteristics of the African nations that have delivered more prosperity than expected, and those that have delivered less, we hope the continent’s leaders can assess their country’s strengths and the challenges they face and gauge how policy choices can further build inclusive societies, open economies, and empowered people.

Led by Dr Stephen Brien, our African Prosperity programme provides empirical analysis of prosperity across the continent to empower decision makers to shape an agenda for lasting change. We hope leaders from all sectors of society will be able to use our work to identify credible and effective policy solutions to achieve real institutional, economic, and social wellbeing.

Programme lead

Anna Webb

Researcher In-Country Prosperity Programme

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Dr Stephen Brien

Director of Policy

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