2021 Legatum Prosperity Index™

Think tank: Legatum Institute

Author(s): Dr Alastair Masser; Dr Stephen Brien

November 16, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Legatum Institute is the 15th Prosperity Index looking at the performance of 167 nations. 

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ analyses the performance of 167 nations across 67 policy-focused elements, measured by 300 country-level indicators. The Index enables us to construct a thoroughly comprehensive picture of prosperity, across its institutional, economic, and social dimensions. It is our ambition that leaders around the world will use the Index to help set their agendas for growth and development, and that it will enable others to hold them to account. The indicators used in the Index are organised into 12 pillars which are grouped into three domains essential to prosperity: Inclusive Societies: Safety and Security, Personal Freedom, Governance, and Social Capital Open Economies: Investment Environment, Enterprise Conditions, Infrastructure and Market Access, and Economic Quality Empowered People: Living Conditions, Health, Education, and Natural Environment Using the Prosperity Index framework, nations around the world can assess their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine the economic and strategic choices that need to be made to drive greater levels of prosperity.