Prosperity Index

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

Overview

National success is about more than just wealth. And yet, traditionally we have used narrow measures of wealth, such as GDP, as our benchmark to determine the success of nations. The Legatum Prosperity Index™ goes beyond this to measure countries’ success against a broad set of metrics covering areas such as health, education, governance, personal freedom, social capital, enterprise conditions, and more.

The Legatum Prosperity Index, launched in 2007, assesses the performance of 167 countries across 12 pillars, underpinned by 65 policy-focused elements, to provide a comprehensive and holistic picture of prosperity.

The Index is designed to be a transformational tool that leaders around the world can use to help set their agendas for growth and development, and that others can use to hold them to account. We hope it will spark debate and encourage policymakers, academics, journalists, and the public to take a holistic view of prosperity and better understand how it is created.

Find out more at: www.prosperity.com

Programme lead

Dr Stephen Brien

Director of Policy

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