India ranks 70th on 2015 Good Country Index

In recently released 2015 Good Country Index (GCI), India has been placed at 70th position in the list of 163 countries.
The list has been topped by Sweden as the best country in the world when it comes to serving the interests of its people and contributing to the common good of humanity.
Key facts

  • Top 10 Countries in 2015 GCI: Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand.
  • Libya was ranked as the least good country in the world in 2015 GCI.
  • Indian Scenario: Ranked 70th position in the list. India’s best ranking (27th) was in ‘international peace and security’ parameter of index and was the worst (124th) in ‘prosperity and equality’.
  • India stood at 37th position in health and wellbeing and 62nd in science and technology. It was placed at 119th position in culture, 106th position in climate and 100th position in world order.

About Good Country Index (GCI)

  • The biannual index founded by Simon Anholt, a British government adviser with an aim is to find ways of encouraging countries to collaborate and co-operate more, and compete less. The index seeks to measure how countries contribute to the global good.
  • Methodology: The index measure each country’s contribution to the common good of humanity and what it takes away, relative to its size
  • The countries are ranked by taking 35 different UN and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to science, peace and security, culture, climate change, health and equality.



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