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Philippa Stroud shares why it’s important to empower women in order for a nation to reach its potential

Friday, 29 June 2018

Losing a partner will often be the most traumatic experience a person faces and can lead to detrimental effects on a person’s mental and physical health.

For many of the estimated 258 million widows globally, this grief and loss can be coupled with crushing poverty and persecution. For the estimated 584 million children of these women, this poverty can be extremely difficult to escape and can significantly affect the prosperity of the next generation. Around 11% of the world’s population live in extreme poverty, but globally almost 15% of widows live in extreme poverty where ​they are unable to meet their basic needs. The number of widows and the situation widows find themselves in are often symptomatic of wider issues in their society, and an effective response cannot fail to consider this within a wider context.

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Legatum Institute receives prestigious award recognising our global Prosperity Index

Friday, 22 June 2018

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.

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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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The 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Norway comes first in the 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index™ beating New Zealand into second place. This year's Index shows that global prosperity now sits at its highest level since 2007, in spite of significant international turbulence.

The 11th edition of the Prosperity 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 full report here

Go to the Prosperity Index website.