June 25, 2014
Ireland is the best country in the world, according to the first edition of The Good Country Index. The ranking was created by Simon Anholt, a British public policy specialist who hopes to update it every year.
“My intention was to measure the contribution of each country to the common good of humanity, and what it draws from it. Using a wide variety of information from the United Nations and other international organizations, we gave each one a balance that allows us to see at a glance if it is a net creditor of the human species, a burden on the planet or is in the middle ” he explained.
In second place was Finland, and in third place, Switzerland. The top ten are completed by the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark and Belgium.
The worst of all is Libya, which is ranked 125th out of 125 evaluated. It is followed by Vietnam, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Angola, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Benin, Venezuela and Yemen.
Anholt clarified that his intention was not to single out any country to shame it, but to highlight the importance of peoples not only caring for their own well-being, but for that of the entire global community.
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