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Redesigning prosperity for the 21st century

The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) at the University College London (UCL) is redesigning prosperity for the 21st century, changing the way we conceive and run our economies, and reworking our relationship with the planet.

Our vision is to build a prosperous, sustainable, global future, underpinned by the principles of fairness and justice, and allied to a realistic, long-term vision of humanity's place in the world.  

"Prosperity isn't just about improving GDP.
You also need to fight inequality, promote social cohesion, safeguard the environment, and provide education, health and decent employment,
giving people hope for the future."

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

The challenges

Our teams, located in the UK, Africa and the Middle East conduct cutting-edge research on a variety of topics to explore and refine the emerging models of future societies.


Discover our interactive

Inequality Map for the World Economic Forum

Why we are different 


Our work is problem-focused and future-oriented


We break down existing silos in academic research and build transdisciplinary teams to generate fresh and compelling insights


We are committed to research and practice which is inclusive, ethical and just


We value different forms of knowledge and aim to amplify diverse perspectives to challenge conventional thinking and structures of power


We recognise the interdependence of the natural and human worlds and the urgent need to develop social, economic and political institutions that deliver planetary regeneration and resilience

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