The UK's first citizen-led prosperity metrics

Measuring what matters to communities

The UK’s first citizen-led Prosperity Index measures what matters to the prosperity of local communities in east London.

Most indicators and metrics are decided by experts in government, universities or business, and assumed to be relevant to communities everywhere.

The Prosperity Index is different. Based on extensive research carried out by Citizen Scientists and involving people living and working in five east London neighbourhoods, the Prosperity Index reports on 15 factors that local people say support prosperity and quality of life in their neighbourhoods.

The Prosperity Index has been developed to help decision makers and communities to understand what prosperity means and identify strategies for local action. It is a new way of bringing local priorities to decision-making; it is a method that has been piloted in east London and can be applied to communities around the UK.