Under the leadership of Dr Stephen Brien, the Legatum Institute has created a world-class Centre for Metrics that provides clear, accurate metrics that enable leaders to make well informed decisions. Our high quality metrics provide the foundations upon which we build our analysis, our ability to convene and, ultimately, our impact.
Two of our metrics-based programmes are: the Social Metrics Commission (U.K.) and the Legatum Prosperity Index (Global).
The Social Metrics Commission
The Social Metrics Commission (SMC) is chaired by the Legatum Institute’s CEO Baroness Stroud and is dedicated to helping policy makers and the public better understand poverty and tackle it more effectively. The goal of the SMC is to provide a new measurement of poverty for the UK with broad, long-term political support that ensures the Government and others reduce the number of people in poverty with effective policy interventions and improve the outcomes of the millions of people who experience poverty.
The Legatum Prosperity Index™
The Legatum Prosperity Index™ is a tool for leaders around the world to help set their agendas for growth and development. Prosperity entails much more than wealth, it is about creating the environment where a person can reach their full potential. The Legatum Prosperity Index is published annually, and measures Prosperity across 149 countries every year, based on nine pillars.