• 150,000 lives impacted by the Freedom Fund

    We are pleased to announce that the Freedom Fund have posted their impact figures for 2015, covering their programmes in six global slavery hotspots. During the past year, the Fund's partners rescued 4,449 adults and children from slavery, placed
  • We believe that aid plays an important but limited role in development. Communities grow through economic opportunity which comes about through an alchemy of good governance, cultural transformation, education and an enabling business environment.
  • Delivering Dreams

    Along with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia, India contributes over 50 percent of all maternal and child deaths globally, according to a 2008 WHO report. Most challenging is that India is not making sufficient progress. The lack of services for
  • Businesses commit $50 million to get Syrian children back into school

    We are delighted to share that the Luminos Fund has been featured in the recent GBC-Education press release, which was presented ahead of their appearance at Davos, covering the subject of emergency education for out-of-school Syrian refugee
  • Welcome to Caitlin Baron

    We are delighted to welcome Caitlin Baron, the inaugural Chief Executive Officer for the Luminos Fund. Caitlin has spent ten years with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in senior leadership roles which have prepared her well for the
  • How the Security Council can fight human trafficking and modern slavery

    Nick Grono, CEO of The Freedom Fund briefed the UN Security Council on Wednesday 16th December during its first ever hearing on human trafficking. This is a very welcome development, because, while slavery is illegal everywhere, several armed
  • Legatum Foundation's storytelling channel on Maptia

    We are proud to introduce our new storytelling channel in collaboration with Maptia. From getting vulnerable children back into school, to eradicating debilitating Neglected Tropical Diseases, to fighting to end the scourge of modern-day slavery,
  • The 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index

    As sponsors of the Legatum Institute in London, we are delighted to announce the launch of The 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index, which offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. Traditionally, a nation's
  • Why Angus Deaton deserved the Nobel Prize in Economics

    Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs and co-author of the Legatum Institute's 'Wellbeing and Policy' report has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of consumption, poverty
  • What is modern slavery?

    Though every country has declared it illegal, modern slavery traps over 35 million people around the world. The varieties of modern slavery are nearly endless, but the essence is the same: violent and coercive exploitation of the most vulnerable