• Legatum Center Fellow helps Myanmar's entry-level workers

    Conor Smith, a 2018 Fellow at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship has launched a new start up called New Day, or Neh Thit in Burmese, to help entry to mid-level workers in urban Myanmar improve their chances of employment. New
  • Top 10 Healthiest Countries In The World

    The Legatum Institute ranked the healthiest countries in the latest Legatum Prosperity Index, based on a variety of factors including life expectancy, vaccination rates, obesity, the perception of health problems, mental health, level of disease,
  • Ellen Agler releases a new book about the movement to end Neglected Tropical Diseases

    We are so pleased to announce the release of Ellen Agler's new book, which tells the moving stories of those struggling with Neglected Tropical Diseases and the life-saving work that can beand has beendone to combat these diseases. Ellen is the
  • Accelerating Learning in Africa: The Expansion and Adaptations of Second Chance

    With global efforts to increase access stalling, UNESCO and the Global Monitoring Report conclude: Targeted interventions are needed to reach the most marginalised children, such as the millions obliged to work, the girls forced to stay home and
  • 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