Prosperity Index

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 Prosperity Index goes beyond GDP to measure countries’ success against a broad set of metrics covering areas such as health, education, opportunity, social capital, personal freedom, and more.

The Prosperity Index is the only global index that measures national prosperity based on both economic and social wellbeing (using objective and subjective data). The Index seeks to redefine the concept of national prosperity to include, as a matter of fundamental importance, factors such as democratic governance, entrepreneurial opportunity, and social cohesion.

It aims to spark debate and to encourage policy-makers, scholars, the media, and the interested public to take an holistic view of prosperity and to better understand how it is created.  

Covering 96% of the world’s population and 99% of global GDP, the Legatum Prosperity Index™ provides a more complete picture of global prosperity than any other tool of its kind.

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ was launched on Thursday, 3 November 2016 with keynote remarks by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark [Details]

Legatum Prosperity Index

The global Prosperity Index is the flagship publication of the Legatum Institute. First published in 2007, the Index now benchmarks 149 countries around the world across nine distinct categories: Economy; Education; Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Health; Personal Freedom; Safety & Security; Social Capital; and Natural Environment.

UK Prosperity Index

The UK Prosperity Index is the first of its kind for the UK. It defines and measures prosperity through seven pillars—Economic Quality, Business Environment, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Social Capital, and Natural Environment—covering 389 local authority areas across the UK.

Africa Prosperity Report

The Africa Prosperity Report builds on the work of the global Prosperity Index by looking in more detail at the drivers and barriers of prosperity in Africa. Using data from the global Prosperity Index, the Africa reports provide a deeper analysis examining some of the big issues facing the continent.