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Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report

Thursday, 15 June 2017

This inaugural 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity 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. 


Press Release

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. 


Events

Improving Austria's Prosperity

Friday, 28 April 2017

Launch in Vienna for the Legatum Institute's inaugural Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report.

Press Release

Austria’s challenge and opportunity to increase its prosperity is closely connected to Social Capital

Friday, 28 April 2017

Austria’s Prosperity ranking in Central and Eastern Europe and worldwide paints a mixed picture of broad-based but stagnant prosperity 

The Legatum Institute, the international think tank and educational charity, is launching its inaugural “Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report” on 28th April 2017 at Erste Group Bank in Vienna with a roundtable focused on Austria.


Commentary

In CapX, Cristine Odone writes that Italians may live longer but they don't all prosper.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values writes in CapX some Italians may be living long and healthy lives, with pensioners clinging to memories of the “economic miracle” that made for a dolce vita, but those under 30 are stuck paying the bill for their elders’ indulgence.

Read the article in CapX here.

Publications

Prosperity in an independent Scotland: Analysis from the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Friday, 17 March 2017

If Scotland were to become independent how will it impact the prosperity of future generations? The Legatum Prosperity Index™ team analyses the issue using data from the global Legatum Prosperity Index™ and data from the first ever UK Prosperity Index, mapping prosperity across 389 local authority areas.

 

 


Commentary

Forbes Afrique features the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

In this month's edition, Forbes Afrique look at what it means to be prosperous, citing the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index which analyses the prosperity of 149 countries and offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. 

Find out more about the The Legatum Prosperity Index™ here.


Commentary

Free Markets, Free People, Strong Society—the Secret to Success?

Thursday, 3 November 2016

In a column for Reaction, Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research at the Legatum Institute, explores the secrets behind New Zealand’s success at turning its wealth into national prosperity.

Commentary

Patriotism: Last Refuge of a Scoundrel, or Foundation of a Healthy Trading State?

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Throughout the West, patriotism is on the rise, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (LSE Brexit)

Commentary

Free Trade's Critics Were Once Its Champions

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Globalisation is clearly under attack, whether we look at trade flows or foreign direct investment, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (Bloomberg)

Commentary

Patriotism Needn’t Be a Dirty Word

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The most successful patriots combine their ideals with a global outlook, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Institute Fellow (CapX)

 


Commentary

Theresa May Must Get Tough On the Causes of Brexit

Friday, 30 September 2016

The tendency of commentators from all sides of the debate has been to seek information that confirms their prejudices. Our two think tanks have tried to take a different approach, writes Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Baroness Stroud, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Justice (Conservative Home)

Publications

From Poverty to Prosperity

Monday, 1 August 2016

In their latest paper, authors Shanker Singham and Molly Kiniry make the economic and moral case for how property rights, open trade and competitive markets can serve as a means to lifting people out of poverty, and towards prosperity.

Commentary

May’s 48/52 Challenge

Friday, 15 July 2016

The newly announced “48:52” project from the Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice will seek to analyse why people made the choice they did in the EU Referendum and heal the divisions caused by it, as laid out by Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Baroness Stroud, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Justice (Conservative Home)

Publications

2016 Africa Prosperity Report

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Launched today, the 2016 Africa Prosperity Report shows that decades of economic growth across the continent has failed to deliver greater levels of prosperity for many African countries.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

The Legatum Institute Appoints Shanker Singham as Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, the international think tank based in London, has appointed Shanker Singham to the newly created position of Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies.

Commentary

Can the Right Save Argentina?

Friday, 11 December 2015

The heavy dose of economic liberalism needed to secure Argentinian prosperity is the natural territory for the party of newly appointed president, Mauricio Macri. The question is, can he do enough? By Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Commentary

10 Years On, Cameron’s Compassionate Conservativism has Failed to Deliver Its Promises

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Drawing on data from the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index, Abigail Watson, Research Intern, reveals how after 10 years in the job, David Cameron's promises have failed to materialise (LeftFootForward.org)

Commentary

Health and Education Are Part of a Prosperous Society

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Yet they’re currently holding Britain back in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index. The Government can change this—if it wants to, writes Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Commentary

Britain’s Ageing Population Could Be An Opportunity—Not Just a Disaster

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Now is the time for the next generation to come up with ideas that ensure ageing societies are more prosperous societies, writes Stephen Clarke, Programme Manager at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)

Publications

Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A ten-part manifesto, authored by Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie, that seeks to understand how capitalism has come to attract such negative public reaction, and what governments must do to prove to citizens that capitalism really can bring prosperity to everyone.

Commentary

Social Mobility: What Really Holds People Back

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Social mobility isn't just an academic matter—it's personal, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (CapX).


Events

"The Legatum Institute is going from strength to strength"

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, was guest speaker at the Legatum Institute's 2015 Summer Party.

Commentary

Entrepreneurship in the Battlefront for Latin American Prosperity

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, analyses the advancement of—and challenges to—entrepreneurship in Latin America (Huffington Post)

Commentary

Osborne’s Prosperity Contortions

Friday, 12 June 2015

In his ambition to move Britain towards a ‘new settlement of responsibility and prosperity’, George Osborne has set himself an impossible task, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Commentary

Unlocking the Potential of Female Entrepreneurship in Africa

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Barriers need to be removed so more African women have tools to become entrepreneurs, write the Legatum Institute's Nathan Gamester and Anthony Demetriou (The Guardian)

Commentary

Miliband and Cameron Have Yet to Realise What Prosperity Really Means

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Education, safety and the opportunity to become your own boss all matter as much or more than the headline GDP figures, writes Nathan Gamester, Programme Director to the Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Commentary

Unlocking Prosperity Potential

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

True prosperity has a capitalist core, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Press Release

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.

Commentary

What's the Secret of Career Happiness?

Monday, 19 January 2015

Can money buy happiness? Our 2014 Wellbeing and Policy report found four key factors that affect people's happiness at work (Guardian Careers blog)

Commentary

Prosperity Can Save the World

Friday, 16 January 2015

Security and freedom is under threat; prosperity stands between these values and violence, repression, and impunity, writes Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute.

Commentary

News from Britain for Obama. We May Outstrip America Within Four Years.

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Legatum Prosperity Index shows the UK is gathering speed and catching up to the US when it comes to prosperity, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economic Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Commentary

Prosperity Delivers Them All

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Novella Bottini, Econometrician at the Legatum Institute reacts to the launch of a new report, launched by Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, on engineering greater, and 'inclusive', prosperity around the world (e-Politix)

Commentary

Can Britain Really Become Richer Than the US? And Does it Even Matter?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Despite George Osborne's grand ambitions, there is more to prosperity than wealth alone, writes Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute (​Daily Telegraph​)

Commentary

Here’s How New Zealand Can Help to Save the NHS

Monday, 29 December 2014

Where we have talked but not yet dared to tread, New Zealand has already implemented, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute.

Events

Where is Africa Now? Launch of the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted the launch of its 2014 'Africa Prosperity Report', a region-specific index which analyses the overall prosperity of 38 countries.

Press Release

Botswana Tops the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, as the Continent Enjoys Unprecedented Economic Upturn—But Faces New Challenges in Gender Gap and Personal Freedom

Thursday, 11 December 2014

LONDON—The 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, launched today, named Botswana the most prosperous country in Africa overall for the third year in a row.

Commentary

Unlocking the Potential of African Prosperity

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Legatum Institute's Novella Bottini and Solène Dengler look at the key findings from the 2014 'Africa Prosperity Report', assessing the reality of the 'Africa rising' narrative (Overseas Development Institute)


Events

Why Do Societies Prosper? 2014 Charles Street Symposium

Friday, 5 December 2014

This year, the annual Charles Street Symposium, an essay competition and forum for young researchers, addressed the question ‘Why do societies prosper?’ The aim of the competition is to bring together bright thinkers to address issues of relevance to public policy that are inadequately discussed and understood in existing research.

Commentary

Three Myth Busters About the Land of the Free

Friday, 5 December 2014

There is a clear picture forming of an US that needs to re-evaluate the way its citizens are being treated and the freedoms that are available to them, writes Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute (Huffington Post)

Commentary

A Statement of Prosperity

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

December's Autumn Statement could be the Conservatives' path back to power, writes Harriet Maltby, Government Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Events

Prosperity: GDP and Beyond

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted world-renowned expert on wellbeing, health economics and economic development, Angus Deaton, at the Harvard Club in New York. He discussed his work on wellbeing and why efforts to measure personal wellbeing, such as the Legatum Prosperity Index, are important.

News

What Drives Prosperity in Africa?

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a vibrant panel discussion on the theme of female entrepreneurship and African prosperity, at the 2014 African Leadership Network conference in Kigali.

Publications

2014 Africa Prosperity Report

Friday, 7 November 2014

The 2014 Africa Prosperity Report ranks 38 countries in terms of prosperity—defined as wealth and wellbeing. The report measures GDP and eight sub-indices such as education, health, and personal freedom.

Commentary

Challenges and Obstacles to Africa's Long-Term Prosperity

Thursday, 6 November 2014

In an interview with CNBC Africa, Novella Bottini, Econometrician at the Legatum Institute, takes a look at Africa's prosperity based on findings from the Legatum Institute's 2014 Africa Prosperity report. 

Events

The Corruption of Capitalism: Britain’s Role

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a dinner with Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and Chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Review, in conversation with Lord Glasman, Labour life peer, on the challenges facing capitalism.

Commentary

The Empire is Dead: Long Live its Spirit

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Private enterprise, not the state, drove eighteenth century British prosperity and can do so again, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Events

Beyond GDP: The True Roots of Prosperity

Monday, 29 September 2014

In his 2014 Conservative Party Conference speech, George Osborne declared that he “wants Britain to be the most prosperous country on earth”. But how do we get there? The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion at this week’s Conservative Party Conference to discuss the drivers of—and the obstacles to—UK prosperity.

Commentary

Hong Kong: Would a Failure to Allow Democratic Reforms Hurt Its Standing as a Business Hub?

Monday, 29 September 2014

In an article for City A.M., Legatum Institute Programme Director, Nathan Gamester, argues that democratic reforms would be a good thing for Hong Kong's future prosperity.

Events

The Conservative Agenda for Business

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, for a small gathering of business leaders on the Conservative agenda for business. 

Commentary

What if National Prosperity Decided the World Cup?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

There are a variety of indicators that can be used to measure the success of nations. Wealth is most commonly used but other measures such as happiness and quality of life have been suggested. In fact, global rankings tables exist for a multitude of weird and wonderful metrics from alcohol consumption to homicide rates. But what if we used football as a measure of national prosperity?

Commentary

Entrepreneurial Europe

Monday, 16 June 2014

The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index finds that, at least in some European countries, entrepreneurship is flourishing. Nine of the top ten countries on the Entrepreneurship and Opportunity sub-index are European, with the continent holding the first nine slots on the sub-index (Hong Kong takes the 10th).

Events

Human Flourishing: Expanding Opportunity for All by Strengthening Free Enterprise

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host a breakfast conversation with Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He discussed AEI's upcoming programme on 'Human Flourishing: Expanding Opportunity for All by Strengthening Free Enterprise', which explores the question of what do we know about the true sources of happiness?

Commentary

What’s Happening in Wellbeing?

Friday, 2 May 2014

Right now wellbeing is very topical. Around the world governments are beginning to warm up to the idea of measuring something more than just economic progress. Countries currently engaged in measuring wellbeing in some form include Germany, Australia, Bhutan, Ireland, France, Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Norway, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and, of course, the UK.

Commentary

Wellbeing and Policy: How Important is Measuring Wellbeing for Our Wellbeing?

Friday, 21 March 2014

After a year of intensive research, the 'Wellbeing and Policy' report has been published. The report was launched in Berlin on 20 March 2014, at a joint event between the Legatum Institute and the Bertelsmann Foundation. Today (21 March 2014), the report was launched at the Legatum Institute in London, with a presentation of key findings by the report's authors.

Publications

Wellbeing and Policy

Thursday, 20 March 2014

As part of a year-long commission, the 'Wellbeing and Policy' report seeks to illustrate the strengths and limitations of wellbeing analysis and provides original and authoritative guidance on the implications for public policy.

Commentary

Insights on Africa

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Over the last few weeks I was fortunate to have spoken at two conferences in Africa: the first was the Sankalp Africa Summit in Kenya; the second was the 7th AfrEA Conference in Cameroon. I thank the organisers of both conferences for extending me an invitation to speak, and engage in very stimulating conversations about the future of the continent.

Events

Sankalp Africa Forum 2014: Driving Prosperity In Africa

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

In February, representatives of the 'Legatum Prosperity Index™' attended the 2014 Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Commentary

Africa Rising?

Friday, 7 February 2014

Is Africa rising or falling? Over the last 50 years, the answer to this question has been debated, discussed and examined. Even today there exist vastly different views on what Africa’s future holds. At the heart of this discussion are more than 1 billion men, women, and children living within 54 nations that form the world’s most vibrant continent. In recent years, conversations about African prosperity have become increasingly optimistic. And this optimism is supported by evidence.

Commentary

Labour’s 50p Tax Populism Ignores the Most Important Debate of the Century

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Raising the top tax rate to 50 per cent will seriously damage the future prosperity of the UK economy, writes LI Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach, for City A.M.

Events

The Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society

Monday, 27 January 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel on the cultural aspects of prosperity at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The discussion was based on Dorothy Kosinski's global fellowship paper, 'A Case for the Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society'.

Publications

A Case for the Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society

Monday, 27 January 2014

In a new paper for the Legatum Institute, Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and Legatum Institute Global Fellow, explores why the humanities are an important contributor to prosperous societies.

Commentary

Will These Countries Become MINTed?

Friday, 10 January 2014

Over the past week BBC Radio 4 has joined forces with economist Jim O’Neill, coiner of the ‘BRICs’ acronym, to examine the MINTs. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey are the four emerging economies tipped by O’Neill to emulate the success of the BRICs. Visiting these countries O’Neill reflects upon their different successes and failures. Are his findings reflected in the 'Legatum Prosperity Index™'?

Commentary

Is Scrooge Happy?—Reflections on Subjective Wellbeing in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Friday, 20 December 2013

“He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness.” So wrote Dickens about Scrooge’s stroll on Christmas morning. He invites us to appreciate his rejuvenated state of mind, but can we really understand what makes people happy? Since Easterlin described his eponymous paradox in 1974 economists have tried to. So what can ' Christmas Carol' teach us about the science of happiness?

Commentary

Four Keys to Thinking About the Future

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, former Legatum Institute President and CEO, Jeffrey Gedmin, shares his ideas on strategies for forecasting.

Commentary

Parliamentary Elections in Mali—Is There a Link Between Low Turnout and Lack of Democratic Accountability?

Friday, 13 December 2013

Mali is only slowly emerging from a conflict triggered in May 2012 when former president Amadou Toumani Touré was overthrown by a military coup. Since then and after more than one year of fighting, the government and the Tuareg rebels signed a peace agreement in June 2013. However, in September the rebels suspended their participation in the agreement after accusing the government of not respecting its commitments. 

Commentary

The Security and Peace Summit and Why the Outcomes Are Crucial

Friday, 6 December 2013

The Summit on Security and Peace organised by President Hollande on 6 December in Paris will feature around forty African heads of state as well as international organisations such as the UN and the World Bank. Discussion about who will be attending and who will be absent from the Summit has been prevalent in particular in the French media. 

Commentary

Germany’s Progress: Is It Only Due to Economic Factors?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Given the country’s rapid recovery from the financial crisis, Germany has often been portrayed as the economic leader of the Eurozone region. This has, however, not always been interpreted as positive: the European Commission has begun an in-depth inquiry to assess if Germany’s large current account surplus of 8%—above the Commission’s 6% threshold—is harmful for the Eurozone and the world economy as a whole.

Publications

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

Commentary

The Legatum Prosperity Index and the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index: What Can We Learn From Them?

Friday, 29 November 2013

Late last month saw the launch of the 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™. As part of the launch, the Legatum Institute was fortunate to host a raft of interesting speakers, including Professor Erkko Autio of Imperial College London Business School, who participated in a debate on technology and entrepreneurship. Professor Autio, along with Zoltán J. Ács of George Mason University and László Szerb of the University of Pécs produce the annual Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).

Events

The Case of Estonia: Keynote Address with President Ilves of Estonia

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Estonian President Toomas Ilves delivered a keynote address on 'The Role of ICT in Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation' at the Legatum Institute.

Publications

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.

Publications

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.

Commentary

Four Major Changes in Global Prosperity

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The sands are shifting when it comes to countries’ success beyond GDP, writes Legatum Prosperity Index Programme Director, Nathan Gamester (Harvard Business Review).

Publications

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.

Commentary

Development’s Democratic Drivers

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

While there is no one-size-fits-all recipe for prosperity, it is apparent that establishing well-managed systems guided by democratic principles is a particularly effective route to progress, writes former Legatum Institute President and CEO, Jeffrey Gedmin (Project Syndicate)

Events

Launch of the 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index: Global Prosperity Rising While US and UK Economies Decline

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Norway leads the world for the fifth year in a row as the Legatum Institute launches its 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™, a unique and robust annual assessment of global wealth and wellbeing, which benchmarks 142 countries around the world in eight distinct categories.

Commentary

On the Path to Prosperity: Insight On Africa—Special Report

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Today the Legatum Institute launched a special report, 'Insight On Africa' which examines some key themes that affect the state of African prosperity. In recent years, conversations about African development and prosperity have become increasingly optimistic. The world is realising that Africa is a continent on the rise. And this shift from pessimism to optimism has happened quickly. 

Commentary

Norwegian Elections: The Lowdown

Friday, 6 September 2013

Norway’s incumbent Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, must be wondering what has hit him. Having been probably one of the only public figures ever to experience an approval rating of 94% back in 2011, he now finds himself facing a likely defeat in the upcoming election on 9 September 2013. Indeed, it looks like it might even be the first time his centre-left Labour Party has not come in first place since 1924.

Commentary

Parallel Protests: The Surprising Similarities Between Turkish and Brazilian Protests

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

At first glance, the recent Turkish and Brazilian protests seem to have little in common. In spite of happening almost at the same time, Turkish protests seemed to end with repression, while Brazilians are still waiting for the political concessions promised by their government. However, a comparison between Turkey and Brazil reveals striking similarities between these two apparently very different countries.

Publications

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.

Events

A Safer and More Prosperous World: Why Aid Really Matters In An Age of Austerity

Monday, 24 June 2013

Former Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell MP is the author of a new Legatum Institute pamphlet setting out his thoughts on the future of international development and the UK’s aid programme.

Press Release

Private Sector Holds the Key to the Future of British Aid, Says Andrew Mitchell MP

Sunday, 23 June 2013

LONDON—As part of the Legatum Institute (LI) "Policy Dialogues" series, former Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell MP, today publishes a paper setting out his thoughts on the future of international development and the UK’s aid programme.

Commentary

The Pursuit of Happiness

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Putting emotion above GDP in the measure of a society’s prosperity could improve policy-making (Total Politics)

Events

Women On Stage: Theatre, Liberty, and Prosperity

Thursday, 23 May 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, Dame Harriet Walter, one of Britain's leading actors, discussed the interpretation of female roles and what it tells us about social progress and prosperity.

Commentary

Portugal: "We're Not Greece Yet"

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Sipping coffee outside a small café on Lisbon’s Freedom Avenue, it’s easy to forget that Portugal is a country in serious trouble. It is, after all, a country of great history and architecture, incredible weather, and beautiful beaches. It is no wonder that an increasing number of Britons are opting to escape from the cold of the British Isles to visit the sunny Algarve. And yet, even brief conversations with the Lisbon locals reveals that Portugal is a bruised and brittle country. There is hope for the future but this is rarely matched with any real sense of optimism.

Events

Is the Swedish Model Here to Stay?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sweden, like other Nordic countries, appears to have found a recipe for sustained success. What is behind this remarkable performance? A panel discussion to explore this question from a variety of angles.

Publications

Prosperity In Depth: Twelve Country Studies

Friday, 26 October 2012

Complementing the 2012 'Legatum Prosperity Index', these twelve in depth studies provide additional analysis and insight into the political and economic paths of selected countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Iceland, India, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Turkey, and Vietnam.

News

Ethics for a More Prosperous World

Thursday, 25 October 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined a Legatum Institute symposium and a live global webcast exploring the role of values and ethics as foundations of human prosperity.

Events

Live Stream and Q&A with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a livestreamed discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an interactive global conversation on 'Ethics for a More Prosperous World.'

Events

Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy Larry Temkin discusses his original and deeply unsettling works of sceptical philosophy that mounts an important new challenge to contemporary ethics.

Commentary

"If you treasure something, you should measure it"

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gus O'Donnell, former UK Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the Legatum Institute's 'Commission on Wellbeing Policy', appeared on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves programme to discuss the value of happiness as a measure of our quality of life and overall prosperity.

Press Release

Dalai Lama Accepts Legatum Institute Invitation for Joint Work on Ethics and Public Policy

Friday, 3 February 2012

LONDON—Through a series of multi-disciplinary conferences and papers, the project will explore policy options that support and advance healthy, free and prosperous societies.


Publications

Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A regional look at the state of entrepreneurship as well as the opportunities and challenges that face entrepreneurs in improving prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Events

What Allows Civilisations To Prosper?

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

As part of the Legatum Institute Salon Series, this discussion at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. explored the cultural and political life in Vienna a hundred years ago.

Events

The West vs The Rest

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?

Publications

Examining the State of Prosperity in Asia

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Asia through the lens of the 'Legatum Prosperity Index', this report offers a number of unique insights as to how prosperity is forming and changing in the region.

Events

Report: The success of the Nordic countries

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Legatum Institute publishes a new report which argues that the strong performance of Nordic economies over the past 15 years is a retreat of government—in terms of public spending, taxation and regulation.

Publications

Making Sense of Bangalore

Thursday, 1 July 2010

This insightful study about one of India's most distinguished cities considers the historical path that brought Bangalore from a small urban agglomeration during the nineteen hundreds to the bustling centre of industry and commerce that it is today.

Publications

The Broken Ladder

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

This is a major international study of how increasing urbanisation in the world is affecting the prospect of upward mobility for ordinary families and individuals. The study focuses on the key social and economic developments in three major global cities: London, Mexico City, and Mumbai.