Good Country Index

  • Finland tops the 2019 ‘Good Country Index’ but remains one of the worst countries for making friends

    THE FOURTH ANNUAL ‘GOOD COUNTRY INDEX’has placed Finland as the number one country in the world for making “a positive contribution to humanity”, based on a number of metrics such as prosperity, scientific achievement, and contributions to global stability.

    The country saw off close competition from Ireland, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark for the top spot, emerging as a clear winner in categories such as press freedom, foreign direct investment (FDI) abroad, and cybersecurity. Finland’s foreign minister, Timo Soini, will be collecting an award during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this week.