Scandinavia dominates Top 10 in “The Good Country Index”

The newly established global “Good Country” index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the common good in the world , and what it takes away. This index does not look at what the countries do at home, but at their international impact.

Finland is second placed only to Ireland as front runner, while Sweden, Norway and Denmark is ranked 6th, 8th and 9th in the index, which are based on different parameters, such as science & technology, culture, international peace & security, “world order”, planet & climate, prosperity & equality and health & well being. Using a wide range of data from the UN and other international organisations, The Good Country Index has given each country a balance-sheet to show “whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between”, as quoted from the website.


Thailand is ranked 53rd, Malaysia 58th, Lao at 104th, China 107th, Cambodia at 112th, The Philippines 114th and Indonesia and Vietnam at 119th and 124th.

Read more about the index here.


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