Ireland tops "Good Country Index"
The Good World Index has placed Ireland as the best country in world in its most recent edition.
The index is compiled using 35 separate indicators from the United Nations, the World Bank and other international institutions spread across seven categories, covering the big issues like education, science, war and peace, trade, culture, health, censorship, the environment, freedom, etc.
These datasets are combined into a common measure which gives an overall ranking, a ranking in each of the seven categories, and a balance-sheet for each country.
Among factors such as international treaties, pollution, acts of terrorism, wars, etc, as well as other factors such as Nobel prizes, exports of scientific journals, etc were considered.
Science and Technology
Int'l Peace and Security
Planet and Climate
Prosperity and Equality
Health and Wellbeing