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Legatum Institute Foundation response to The Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday articles on December 3rd, 2017

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Mail on Sunday has published a misleading piece entitled “Secretive institute behind Boris and Gove's Brexit letter to 'hijack' Number 10 faces probe by charity watchdog”. The story uses covert telephoto lens photography, unproven hearsay, false associations, anonymous sources and make-believe to create a damaging impression of our work.

The Legatum Institute Foundation flatly denies the insinuations of this confection of distortions, innuendo, mistaken identity and hearsay.

We regard this story, and previous coverage by the Mail on Sunday, as a deliberate attempt to undermine the integrity of the Legatum Institute Foundation.

Read the Legatum Institute foundation response here.


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Legatum Institute Foundation’s Charitable Status

Friday, 1 December 2017

As a charity, LIF exists to advance education for the benefit of all by identifying and assessing policies which contribute to the pathways from poverty to prosperity – this is the central theme in all of our work.

We actively share our expertise and insights, which flow from our research and the evidence, on important questions of policy. We share this research with the public and disseminate our work widely.

Read the Legatum Institute's full response here


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Norway tops leading index that shows the world is becoming more prosperous

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index™ shows that global prosperity now sits at its highest level since 2007, in spite of significant international turbulence.

The 11th edition of the Index reveals a number of surprising global, regional and national trends in economic and social wellbeing, including an alarming deterioration in global security and a widening gap between the most and least prosperous nations.

Read the report here.


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Legatum Institute Foundation’s response to the Mail on Sunday article, 26 November 2017

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Today the Mail on Sunday published an attack on The Legatum Institute Foundation, under the headline ‘Putin’s Link to Boris and Gove’s Brexit Coup’. The misleading and inaccurate nature of this article has left us with no option but to issue a response and a correction. It is with sadness that we respond to one of our great journalistic institutions as it attacks an Institute that is dedicated to the public service of this nation at a time when we are seeking to contribute constructively to what is, without doubt, one of the most complex peacetime negotiations in living memory, and as such well within the educational remit of The Legatum Institute Foundation. 

Download the Legatum Institute Foundation response here.

The Legatum Group has also responded to these spurious allegations. You can read its response here.


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The UK Government needs to act now if we are to make 'Global Britain' a reality

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Ahead of the proposed start of trade talks with the EU in December, the UK needs to adopt the right approach now if it is to remain an attractive trading partner after Brexit, according to a new report from the Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission.

The report, entitled The Brexit Inflection Point: The Pathway to Prosperityargues that the window of opportunity is closing for Britain to establish itself as a truly independent trading nation after March 2019.


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The Czech Republic delivers prosperity surplus – but improvements in Social Capital, Education and Business Environment are needed for shift to a knowledge economy

Thursday, 21 September 2017

At an event in Prague today, we look at prosperity in the Czech Republic, where is has grown faster than the Western European average. This event is part of a series, following the launch of our 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report with Erste Bank earlier this year.

Read the report here.


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Legatum Institute appoints Simon Brocklebank-Fowler to head its Development Committee

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Brocklebank-Fowler as the new Head of its Development Committee. Simon, who will also serve as a Trustee of the Institute, founded Cubitt Consulting in 1998. A former diplomat and investment banker, he is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Cass Business School and a former member of the Transatlantic Board of British American Business.

Commenting on the appointment of Simon Brocklebank-Fowler, the Institute’s CEO, Philippa Stroud, said:

“I am delighted that Simon has agreed to lead our Development Committee. He will bring enormous experience to the role, helping us to reach an ever wider audience as we seek to address the significant generational challenges we face.”


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Central and Eastern European countries deliver prosperity surplus – but further growth hinges on Social Capital, Governance and Business Environment improvements

Thursday, 15 June 2017

In Romania today, we launched our inaugural 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report with Erste Bank. The report underscores the importance of looking beyond wealth. It shows that while Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) average income remains far behind that of Western Europe, its prosperity has converged at a much faster rate. 


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More parenting classes needed to be like Kate and Wills

Monday, 10 April 2017

British parents want more help in learning parenting skills, a new survey shows.

In a report for the London-based think-tank and educational charity, the Legatum Institute, the Bheard polling organisation showed that far from worrying about interference by a nanny state, parents actively want more parenting classes. 


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Legatum Institute responds to George Osborne’s BCC speech

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

LONDON— Chair of the Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham, responds to former Chancellor George Osborne’s remarks at the British Chambers of Commerce conference today - 28th February.

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Legatum Institute Appoints Matthew Elliott as a Senior Fellow

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Elliott as a Senior Fellow.

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New Zealand Announced as the Most Prosperous Country in the World in 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ finds that New Zealand's unrivalled ability to turn its wealth into prosperity has put the country in 1st position in this 10th edition of the Index.

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UK Cities Are Rich—So Why Are Their Residents Not Prosperous?

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Legatum Institute's newly-released 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people.

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Britain Could Be Out of the EU in Less Than Two Years, According to Ex-Ministers' Blueprint

Thursday, 29 September 2016

LONDON—Plans for a swift and straightforward British exit from the European Union have been drawn up by a group of senior former ministers and circulated to the Prime Minister and her key advisers.

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Baroness Philippa Stroud Appointed as CEO of the Legatum Institute

Monday, 12 September 2016

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, a leading London-based think tank, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Baroness Philippa Stroud as CEO to lead its mission to promote the ideas and policies that help individuals flourish and nations prosper.

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Britain Will Remain a Divided Nation Unless the Next Prime Minister Reaches Out to the ‘Have Nots’, Warns Two Top Think Tanks

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

LONDON—Two of the country’s leading think tanks, Centre for Social Justice and Legatum Institute, have warned the next Prime Minister that Britain will remain a divided nation unless he or she can truly understand why such a large part of the country has lost faith in mainstream politics.

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UK Risks Missing £1Trillion Exports Target, Warns Think Tank

Thursday, 16 June 2016

LONDON—The UK risks missing its target of increasing exports to £1trillion by 2020 unless it abandons its misplaced focus on boosting the number of SMEs who export their goods and services and instead concentrates on helping existing exporters build permanent footholds in new markets.

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Decades of Economic Growth Have Failed to Deliver Greater Levels of Prosperity for Many African Countries

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

LONDON—New Index reveals which countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have over and under-achieved in creating more prosperous societies given their levels of wealth.

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Winner of AIG Legatum Prize 2016 Unveiled

Monday, 21 March 2016

LONDON—The AIG Legatum Prize, which challenges the world’s brightest young minds to generate new ideas to some of the toughest policy questions, was presented last Thursday night to Irish student Kyle Moore for his proposal of a pan-EU ‘caring credits’ system.

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AIG Legatum Prize Reveals Five Shortlisted Entrants

Monday, 22 February 2016

LONDON—The AIG Legatum Prize, which challenges the world’s brightest young minds to generate new ideas to some of the toughest policy questions, has unveiled a shortlist of five finalists.

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Legatum Institute Appoints Lord O’Shaughnessy as a Senior Fellow

Thursday, 4 February 2016

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord (James) ​O’Shaughnessy as a Senior Fellow.

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Zambia Unveils Women Entrepreneurs’ Initiative

Thursday, 5 November 2015

LONDON—Inonge Wina, the first female Vice President of Zambia, today unveiled an initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Zambia.

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Norway is the Most Prosperous Country in the World

Monday, 2 November 2015

LONDON—The 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals Indonesia has made the most radical improvements since 2009 while the least prosperous countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the seventh year running, Norway is the most prosperous country in the world.

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Scotland is More Prosperous than England According to a New Legatum Institute Study

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute's new ‘Geography of Prosperity’ index finds Scotland is more prosperous than England based on average income per person along with how happy they feel.

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The Legatum Institute Congratulates Professor Angus Deaton on Nobel Prize For Economics

Monday, 12 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted that Professor Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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The Legatum Institute Appoints Alexandra Mousavizadeh to its Senior Team

Friday, 11 September 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London, today announced the appointment of Alexandra Mousavizadeh as Director of Indices.

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The Legatum Institute Appoints Jane Siebels As a Trustee

Thursday, 20 August 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London, today announced the appointment of Jane Siebels to its board of trustees.

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The Legatum Institute Appoints Richard Briance As a Trustee

Monday, 11 May 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London, today announced the appointment of Richard Briance to its board of trustees.

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Economic Growth Alone Will Not Make Britain a More Prosperous Country

Thursday, 16 April 2015

LONDON—New poll for the Legatum Institute reveals health and public safety are more important to voters than rising GDP.