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The Quest for Prosperity: How can New Zealand keep living standards rising for all?

Monday, 21 August 2017

For a number of years, New Zealand has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index™ largely in part due to its high scores for its open economy and strong social capital. Our latest paper written by the Prosperity Index team and commissioned by the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, looks at what New Zealand needs to do in order to ensure it continues delivering high living standards for all New Zealanders. 

“New Zealand should be proud of the way it currently delivers and secures prosperity for Kiwis,” says Stephen Brien Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute. “However, maintaining and furthering that prosperity in the future will depend on the depth and breadth of the nation’s human capital.

“To achieve ongoing prosperity, New Zealand must ensure as many people as possible are equipped with the required skills, and have the opportunity, to contribute to society. This will benefit not only the economy, but also the wellbeing of individuals and the communities they live in.”

Read the report here.

Press Release

New Zealand Announced as the Most Prosperous Country in the World in 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™ finds that New Zealand's unrivalled ability to turn its wealth into prosperity has put the country in 1st position in this 10th edition of the Index.


What Makes a Prosperous Nation? A Perspective from New Zealand

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme was delighted to host New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Hon. Bill English MP, for a roundtable discussion of the path to a prosperous nation.


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.


Polish Orphans Provide Unlikely Lessons in Thriving

Friday, 17 May 2013

In October 1944, 750 Polish orphans were sent to a refugee camp in Pahiatua, New Zealand while they waited for the war to end. Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, shares their story (Washington Post)