Venezuela: The Curse of Oil-Stoked Populism
Monday, 2 December 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, author of 'The Curse of Oil-Stoked Populism' Albert Fishlow outlines Venezuela's evolution from backwater Spanish colony to military dictatorship to petroleum giant.
Russia: Caught in the Bear Trap
Friday, 29 November 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, the authors of 'Caught in the Bear Trap' examine the “curse of oil” theory, and offer an alternative perspective on why Russia’s economic problems are inherently so difficult to solve
Learning by Doing: Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
Monday, 25 November 2013
In a new paper for the Legatum Institute, author Reuben Abraham offers valuable insight and lessons learned into the current conditions and main barriers to success facing entrepreneurs in the developing world and beyond.
Mexico on the Brink
Monday, 11 November 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, 'Mexico on the Brink' analyses the juxtaposition of grave security threats and economic awakening, which illustrate both the violence and growth changes that Mexico’s economy and society have undergone over the past three decades.
2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
The latest Legatum Prosperity Index™, which ranks nations according to extensive wealth and wellbeing factors, reveals that global prosperity has risen over the past five years, largely due to improvements in entrepreneurship, health and education.
Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship?
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
A joint publication between the Legatum Institute and the Institute for Modern Russia, analysing how Vladimir Putin's democratic façade has masked the construction of a new authoritarian model in Russia.
Insight On Africa: Special Report
Thursday, 3 October 2013
A new Legatum Institute report, Insight on Africa, shows that economic growth, improving health standards and greater foreign and domestic investment—amongst other factors—are having a positive impact on prosperity in the region.
South Korea: Ready for Prime Time
Thursday, 15 August 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Prosperity In Depth' series of country studies, Korea expert and author of Pop Goes Korea, Mark Russell, studies the country's use of culture as a way to facilitate integration with the world economy.
Preparing for a Syrian Transition: Trust Funds (Memo)
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
In a new memo published by the Legatum Institute and the Institute for State Effectiveness, Clare Lockhart outlines how a Multi-Donor Trust Fund could serve as a financing mechanism for humanitarian, governance, and reconstruction work in Syria.
The Dynamics for Transition in Tunisia
Thursday, 20 June 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Transitions Lecture Series', organised in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies and World Affairs, business leader and former government advisor Mondher Ben Ayed analyses the economic challenges of Tunisia’s transition.
Five Traps for Putin (Publication)
Monday, 4 March 2013
Though it may not appear so on the surface, the era of ‘managed democracy’ and ‘Putinism by consent’ is coming to an end. In a new 'Transitions Forum' report, author Ben Judah identifies five risks to Putin’s grip on power and to Russia’s stability in general.
2020 Vision—An Agenda for Transformation (Report)
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
In January 2013, the Legatum Institute hosted the launch of '2020 Vision—An Agenda for Transformation', a compendium of long-term policy ideas by members of the 2020 group of Conservative MPs.