June 3, 2016

Finland is a good country worldwide

Finland’s health and wellbeing was ranked fourth in the world. City bikes in Helsinki encourage the use of pedal power to get about town.
Finland’s health and wellbeing was ranked fourth in the world. City bikes in Helsinki encourage the use of pedal power to get about town.
Visit Helsinki / Aku Pöllänen

The Good Country Index has placed Finland in sixth position globally.

Altogether, 163 countries around the world were assessed, examining the good that countries do for humanity, along with what each takes away.

Finland’s prosperity and equality, along with its health and wellbeing, were singled out by the index as being the fourth highest in the world.

The index drew on 35 separate indicators sourced from the UN, World Bank and other international organisations. Together these helped ascertain each country’s contributions to culture, international peace and security, world order, planet and climate, prosperity and equality, and health and wellbeing.

Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany took the first five positions of the index. Libya, meanwhile, was ranked last.

The index was first compiled by English independent policy advisor Simon Anholt in 2014, with the goal of changing the culture of governance worldwide.

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