According to the Legatum Institute, which undertakes global inquiry into wealth and well-being, Tunisia ranks 78 as the most prosperous nation out of 142 countries assessed in the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index Table Rankings.
Published annually, the Legatum Prosperity Index assesses the prosperity of countries using eight sub-indices: economy, health, entrepreneurship and opportunity, safety and security, governance, personal freedom, education and social capital. Tunisia obtained 69 for economy, 68 for health, 53 for entrepreneurship and opportunity, 73 for safety and security, 67 for governance, 123 for personal freedom, 75 for education and 122 for social capital.
Based in London, the Legatum Institute (LI) is an independent non-partisan public policy organization whose research, publications, and programs aim “to advance ideas and policies in support of free and prosperous societies around the world. ”
The 2012 Prosperity Index includes 32 new countries, increasing the total global coverage from 110 countries in 2011 to 142 in 2012.