Ideas have a profound influence on the formation of society; from the values we embrace individually to the form of government we choose collectively. Through our sponsorship of the Legatum Institute, an independent charitable public policy think-tank based in London, Legatum invests in shaping the values, policies and ideas which transform society and promote prosperity.

Ideas have a profound influence on the formation of society; from the values we embrace individually, to the form of government we choose collectively and the policies we support. The Legatum Institute is focused on tackling the major challenges of our generation and seizing the major opportunities to ensure the legacy we pass on to the next generation is one of increasing prosperity and human flourishing.

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank based in London and a registered UK charity. The research work of the Institute focuses on understanding, measuring, and explaining the journey from poverty to prosperity for individuals, communities, and nations and on promoting the policies and practices which enable this transition.

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Legatum Prosperity Index™

The Legatum Prosperity Index, the Institute’s signature publication, provides a lens through which to view a comprehensive assessment of national success. Prosperity is more than just the accumulation of material wealth, it is also the joy of everyday life and the prospect of an even better life in the future. This is true for individuals as well as nations. The Legatum Prosperity Index offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world.

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John Howard

The Prosperity Index finds a strong and mutually-reinforcing relationship between a nation’s economic growth and the happiness of its citizens."

John Howard
Former Prime Minister of Australia