We are honoured to accept the 2018 Award for the Betterment of the Human Condition from the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. This award has been given to recognise our work on the Prosperity Index, which has been an important tool for measuring prosperity across the globe for over a decade.
To be considered for this prestigious award, an organisation must have made a significant contribution to the development and use of Quality of Life measures. Past recipients include the United Nations Development Programme, the Gallup Organisation, and the OECD Better Life Index. We are honoured to be named among such a distinguished group.
The Legatum Prosperity Index™ is the world’s leading measure of national progress that combines both economic success and social wellbeing. Covering 149 nations and based on 104 indicators and over 15,000 data points, the Index provides a unique insight into international wellbeing by identifying the conditions required for prosperous nations.
The Legatum Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Nathan Gamester, accepted the award at the Society’s annual conference in Hong Kong.
Commenting on the award Mr Gamester said:
“It is an honour to accept this award on behalf of the Institute. We are very proud of the Prosperity Index, which helps identify how we can build stronger economies, societies, and nations. The Index is already an established benchmarking tool used by governments and policy-makers around the world; it is especially gratifying to be recognised by an organisation as prestigious and well-respected as ISQOLS.”
About the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS)
The International Society for Quality of Life Studies seeks to establish academic degree programs, departments, and schools within institutions of higher education worldwide, all focused on the science of well-being. They aim to help with the creation, dissemination, and utilisation of knowledge of the science of well-being across all walks of life.