DK among top 10 ‘do-good’ countries in the world
Denmark has placed ninth in a new study that measures countries based solely on what opportunities they provide to the world around them.
Political advisor Simon Anholt and Robert Govers, a lecturer at the Rotterdam School of Management, created the Good Country Index to measure how much ‘good’ one country contributes based on a range of factors.
Anholt has established seven criteria for ‘good’ in the rankings: science and technology; culture, peace and security; world order; the planet and climate; prosperity and equality; health; and quality of life.
“What is new about this list is that it measures a country’s actual contribution to the world, rather than simply a country’s reputation or happiness,” Martin Marcussen, a professor of political science at Copenhagen University, told Videnskab.dk.
The top ten is as follows:
5. New Zealand
7. United Kingdom
You can read more about the study at GoodCountry.org