• The United States Prosperity Index 2019 is here

    As a proud supporter, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Legatum Institute's United States Prosperity Index (USPI), which offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the U.S. The USPI is the first
  • A new measure of poverty for the UK

    On Friday 17th May, the UK government announced that it will start publishing experimental poverty statistics in 2020 using the methodology developed by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC), an independent Commission formed and led by Philippa
  • Launch of the Global Index of Economic Openness

    The Legatum Institute has published its new Global Index of Economic Openness (GIEO), which measures the extent to which the economic systems of 157 countries enable trade, competition and productivity. The Index enables governments across the world
  • The Freedom Fund's impact in 2018

    We are delighted to share the Freedom Funds 2018 Annual Report. In five years, working with their courageous frontline partners, they have directly liberated over 20,000 people vulnerable to slavery, helped get more than 46,000 at-risk children
  • The END Fund selected as a TED Audacious Project

    The END Fund has been selected as one of TEDs Audacious Projects, a philanthropic effort to fund projects tackling specific pernicious issues across the globe. TED has raised over $280 million for the eight selected projects and will continue to
  • Donors increasingly believe in pooling resources to create a bigger impact

    "Were bringing donors together, but were also insisting that our partners on the ground collaborate" - Nick Grono, the CEO of the Freedom Fund, discusses their model of collaborative philanthropy in this Financial Times article on pooled
  • Legatum Center Fellow helps Myanmar's entry-level workers

    Conor Smith, a 2018 Fellow at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship has launched a new start up called New Day, or Neh Thit in Burmese, to help entry to mid-level workers in urban Myanmar improve their chances of employment. New
  • Top 10 Healthiest Countries In The World

    The Legatum Institute ranked the healthiest countries in the latest Legatum Prosperity Index, based on a variety of factors including life expectancy, vaccination rates, obesity, the perception of health problems, mental health, level of disease,
  • Ellen Agler releases a new book about the movement to end Neglected Tropical Diseases

    We are so pleased to announce the release of Ellen Agler's new book, which tells the moving stories of those struggling with Neglected Tropical Diseases and the life-saving work that can beand has beendone to combat these diseases. Ellen is the
  • Accelerating Learning in Africa: The Expansion and Adaptations of Second Chance

    With global efforts to increase access stalling, UNESCO and the Global Monitoring Report conclude: Targeted interventions are needed to reach the most marginalised children, such as the millions obliged to work, the girls forced to stay home and