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Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute

The Prosperity Index is published by Legatum Institute on an annual basis. It assesses countries efforts in advancing their citizens’ wellbeing across 9 pillars; Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Education, Health, Safety and Security, Personal Freedom, Social Capital and the Natural Environment. Within the nine pillars there are 33 sub-pillars and 104 variables (54 hard data, 38 soft data and 12 index).

Top 5 Countries
  • 1. Norway

  • 2. New Zealand

  • 3. Finland

  • 4. Switzerland

  • 5. Denmark

UAE in focus (2018)

The UAE is ranked 39th globally retaining its position from last year and is leading the Arab region. The UAE is leading MENA region in 2 out of the 9 pillars; Business Environment (20th) and Safety & Security (28th). UAE’s overall score has improved by 0.31 points to become 67.01 from last year’s score that was 66.70.

The UAE ranked 1st globally in the following 8 indicators
Primary completion rate
Preservation efforts
Health problems
Immunization against DPT
Property rights between genders
Battle field deaths
Civil ethnic war casualties
Immunization against measles
UAE's pillars ranking in 2018

18th

Economic Quality

20th

Business Environment

51st

Governance

119th

Personal Freedom

25th

Social Capital

28th

Safety & Security

53rd

Education

10th

Health

50th

Natural Environment

GCC Rankings