Would you want to live in a country that does good for the world and is known for it? We might just be able to help you out a little. We can at least tell you which are the countries that do the most good for the world. The Good Country Index attempts to rank countries according to how much positive influence they have on the world. This list is based on that index. Before continuing, however, you must understand something – the rankings have absolutely nothing to do with what goes on within the country itself. For example, a country can be very healthy, very prosperous, very democratic, and very egalitarian but rank poorly for all of those categories. How? Because this list only reflects how much that country attempts to help the other countries of the world be healthy, prosperous, democratic, and egalitarian. If you want more information then you’ll have to look up the Good Country Index, but the rankings cover 7 categories: science and technology, culture, international peace and security, world order, planet and climate, prosperity and equality, and health and well-being. And just so you know, the data points are taken from databases and statistics collected by the United Nations. So without further ado, these are the 25 countries that do the most good for the world.
Japan ranked really well (11th) in terms of helping the planet and the climate. Along with the United States, however, it fell behind in international security.
Although a lack of humanitarian aid contributions hurt the nation in the area of health and wellbeing (114th), Chile performed much better with regards to the planet and climate (18th).
Ranking 3rd in culture thanks to high levels of press freedom and exportation of creative goods, Malta also fared well in terms of world order (6th) due to high levels of charitable giving.
With impressive statistics in the area of CO2 emissions, Costa Rica came in 19th with regards to the planet and climate. Because it has signed a high number of UN treaties and also gives to charity generously, Costa Rica ranked 25th for world order.
United States of America
As the largest international aid donor on the world, the United States ranked highly for all forms of charitable giving. It lags behind, however, when it comes to international peace and security due to its level of involvement in conflicts around the globe.