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The Opportunities and Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs: The case for Zambia

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Following a recent, well attended, visit to the Legatum Institute last year, the Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, Her Honour Mrs Inonge Wina returned to explain how her country is trying to make the business environment there more attractive for women to set up as entrepreneurs.

Hear what she had to say (here)


Introduction to Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and the Distortions Index

Thursday, 1 September 2016

In early 2017, the Legatum Institute's 'Economics of Prosperity programme will publish an index on Anti-Competitive Market Distortions. The report will quantify market distortions on a global scale across the areas of property rights, international competition, and domestic competition. This paper offers an introduction to the objectives and methodology behind the Index.


Why Should Anyone Innovate Here?

Monday, 4 July 2016

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the Harvard Business Review for a discussion with professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones on the role of the organisation in an entrepreneurial society—what’s going wrong, and what leaders need to do to nurture the talents and aspirations of their most talented people.


Market-friendly or Simply Business-friendly? It Depends on How India Pushes for Real Reforms

Saturday, 18 June 2016

In an article for the Economic Times of India, the Legatum Institute's Shanker Singham explains why simply being 'business-friendly' is not enough to lift the country's people out of poverty. For true reform, government policies must also be 'market-friendly'.


The Government’s Role in Creating a Prosperous Economy

Monday, 13 June 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, the Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, for an off-the-record discussion on the government’s role in creating a prosperous economy.


Why Britain Should Remain in the EU

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson, who heads the Labour Party’s EU referendum campaign, discussed the importance of convincing the Labour Party supporters to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union.


Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Economics of Prosperity' programme is pleased to launch a new study of the Indian economy focusing on market distortions that exist inside the border, as well as more conventional trade barriers and lack of property rights protection.


Productivity in the UK

Monday, 29 February 2016

Nick Boles, MP, Minister of State for Skills, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum lunch on the government’s plan to improve UK productivity through greater investment in infrastructure, increased wages and training.


Cameron’s Hypocrisy on Tax Won’t Wash with the Public

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Labour's decision to call for an investigation into the Google deal makes sense both ethically and electorally, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (


Labour’s Economic Agenda for 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary for the Treasury and MP for Feltham and Heston, discussed the idea of shared prosperity with broader, inclusive economic goals, as opposed to short term economic policy-making.


Why is Cardiff Still Lagging Behind Other UK Capitals?

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Cardiff comes behind other UK capitals in terms of both wealth and wellbeing. Innovative policies are required to reverse the damage done by the decline of heavy industry, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (


In Defence of the 'C' Word

Monday, 16 November 2015

Capitalism is a force for good—Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, told an audience of entrepreneurs and media at the Legatum Institute—but it faced its biggest challenge ever in the shape of public opinion.


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.


It’s No Wonder Britain is Optimistic About Jobs

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

All the evidence points to serious progress in the economy, writes the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (The Times)


Business and Infrastructure: A Conversation with Lord Adonis

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Lord Adonis, the new Chair of the UK Government’s Infrastructure Commission, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum breakfast where he discussed why Britain must invest in its infrastructure if it is to boost business across the UK.


The New Prosperity Story

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sian Hansen, Executive Director of the Legatum Institute, spoke at the 2015 Business Evolution conference in Harrisburg, Philadelphia.


From Rags to World’s Richest: The Ambani Story

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sam Wilkin, a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, analysed how Indian entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani completed one of the most unlikely "rags to riches" stories of modern times, and what lessons his experience holds for entrepreneurs in India today.


The Prosperity Problem

Sunday, 5 July 2015

In a special report for Newsweek, the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index reveals which countries fared best—and worst—following 'The Great Recession' of 2008.


The Economics of Prosperity—With Digby, Lord Jones

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Politicians need to "change the mood music" surrounding business, said Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, at a recent Legatum Institute roundtable.


Private Works: A Conversation with Serco's Rupert Soames

Monday, 9 February 2015

In an off-the-record discussion at the Legatum Institute, Rupert Soames, CEO of Serco, spoke about the challenges and opportunities for the private sector in public service delivery. 


Television: Still Relevant After All These Years

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Archie Norman, Chairman of ITV, for a lunch discussion. Norman, a former head of ASDA and Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, argued that despite new platforms, television remains the one medium that allows for a national conversation.


Chloe Smith: Would You Employ a Young Person?

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

On Democracy Day, youth unemployment and societal disengagement were up for discussion at a Legatum Institute business breakfast that hosted Chloe Smith MP, former Treasury Minister.


Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner 

Friday, 7 November 2014

In partnership with Harvard Business Review, the Legatum Institute welcomed Anjali Sastry, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, to discuss her new book Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner, co-authored with Kara Penn, cofounder and principal consultant at Mission Spark.


The Consolations of Economics

Friday, 12 September 2014

Gerard Lyons, former city economist and now Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, remains stubbornly optimistic about the future world economy and Britain’s place in it.


‘Let the market play!' A Lesson for Business from the Treasury Select Committee

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Business is a key driver of prosperous societies—so it must be freed of too much regulation, said Steve Baker MP, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, during a recent Legatum Institute business breakfast at the House of Commons.


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. 


The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Kenya

Thursday, 17 October 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's ongoing series with the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, and 'World Affairs' magazine, Kenya Private Sector Alliance CEO, Carole Kariuki, discussed the role the private sector in securing Kenya’s democratic progress.


Politics, Business and Philanthropy

Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Legatum Institute hosted the President of Washington’s Woodrow Wilson Center and former Congresswoman Jane Harman for a private dinner discussion.


“South Africa needs to get its act together”

Friday, 7 December 2012

South Africa today is a country beset with challenges – a ruling party in disarray, sluggish economic growth, growing corruption. Is the ANC in terminal decline? Why is South Africa struggling to manage its global brand? Ann Bernstein, executive director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, gave a talk at the Legatum Institute to answer some of these questions.