• The catalysing power of private philanthropy

    Imagine the scene: a military coup ousts your countrys government. The presidential palace is looted; several northern towns are taken by force; religious shrines are burnt and thousands of people are displaced. This is surely the worst thing that
  • Philanthropy: Legatum's search for the best way to give

    As he flicked through the Financial Times over his morning coffee in the search for investment ideas, a short quote caught the eye of Alan McCormick, a partner at Legatum. That was in 2006, and the idea it contained became the catalyst for McCormick
  • The business of philanthropy

    Knight Frank research the benefits of integrating philanthropy into the core strategy of a business and the wealth management strategies of high net-worth individuals. Alan McCormick, a Legatum Partner, shines light on the subject.  The Knight
  • Neglected tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve

    When you work in global health, you get to witness some of humankinds greatest achievements. Together, the world has cut child deaths by more than half since 1990, were on the brink of eradicating polio, and were reaching more people than ever
  • The Legatum Center at MIT launches new website

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Legatum Center at MIT website. The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT is a community hub for students, alumni and faculty who seek to accelerate social and economic progress
  • The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index is here

    Measuring Prosperity - the first decade How do people flourish? Why are some nations more prosperous than others and how do poorer communities transition from poverty to increasing prosperity? As a measurement of prosperity, The Legatum Prosperity
  • The UK Prosperity Index

    On Thursday 13th October, the Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity, launched its first sub-national Prosperity Index, assessing prosperity across 389 Local Authorities in the UK. Like the Legatum Prosperity Index
  • 10 years of fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases

    On Friday 30th September 2016, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorated 10 years of hard-won accomplishments against NTDs. Mark Stoleson, CEO of Legatum, joined an all-star panel including Gale Smith, Administrator of USAID
  • The Freedom Fund Celebrates Three Great Years

    Three years ago, the Freedom Fund, which was launched by Legatum, Walk Free and Humanity United, was officially announced by Bill Clinton at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). On the 20th September 2016, CGI celebrated the Fund's achievements
  • Baroness Philippa Stroud to lead global think tank, The Legatum Institute

    Baroness Philippa Stroud appointed CEO of leading London think tank, the Legatum Institute. Strengthens global efforts to fight poverty, promote prosperity and social justice.  The Legatum Institute, a leading London-based think tank, is delighted