• Ellen Agler: The fight against tropical diseases that blight the poor

    Ellen Agler, the CEO of the END Fund, is releasing a book in 2019 titled 'Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases', which aims to tell some of the human stories of Neglected Tropical Diseases,
  • The Legatum Center joined Zambezi entrepreneurs with MIT faculty, students, and stakeholders for a leadership forum around African prosperity. In November, 17 leading entrepreneurs from Africa visited Cambridge for the MIT Legatum Leadership Forum
  • Legatum's responses to the UK media

    In 2017 and 2018, Legatum was on the sharp end of a coordinated campaign which aimed to discredit our business and the Legatum Institutes work on global trade. The accusations were fantastical, bewildering at times, but also relentless. Not only
  • The 2018 Legatum Prosperity Index is here

    As a proud supporter, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Legatum Institute's 2018 Prosperity Index, which offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. This year the global findings reveal good news
  • On Top of the World: Ruth Wynne’s Kilimanjaro Climb

    On September 18th 2018, our team member, Ruth Wynne, achieved her goal of 12 years by summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. Her campaign raised $5,115, exceeding her initial goal of $3,000 to help bring 34 students in Ethiopia back
  • Legatum Fellows build on 10 year legacy of impact

    We are extremely pleased to welcome the new 2018-19 Legatum Fellows, who will be joining the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT in September. The new cohort of student entrepreneurs will advance a growing tradition of driving
  • 15 books that inspire

    This reading list includes books that have inspired, moved and impacted the lives of the CEOs and senior leaders within the Legatum network. When looking through the list, we realised that many of the authors and publications speak of optimism and
  • Celebrating the Legatum Center Fellows and their ventures

    On Friday 20th April 2018, the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT will be hosting an event to celebrate the Legatum Fellows and showcase their inspiring ventures. This special convening will bring together alumni, faculty,
  • Animated video on the Freedom Fund's hotspot model

    Right now, over 40 million people live in modern slavery worldwide and over 70 percent of them are women and girls. Modern slavery takes many forms, but no matter what it is called, men, women and children have lost their freedom and are being
  • Nigeria: Local ownership, local champions

    Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa has the highest burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The END Fund works with local partners in the region who know how to navigate the complexities of their country, which is the key to ensuring