World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing.
Each country has been measured on nine criteria: Economic Quality (meaning the openness of each country’s economy), the Business Environment, Effective Governance and Democracy, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment.
Norway leads, followed by New Zealand, confirming this year’s trend: Nordic and Anglosphere countries …read more
Source: Emerging Europe