‘Good Country Index’ 2021 ranks Kuwait fourth among GCC peers.
24 April 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait is ranked fourth in the Gulf and 123 globally out of 169 countries on the ‘Good Country Index’ for the year 2021 issued by the global network ‘Diplomatic Courier’, reports Al-Rai daily.
The index ranks the countries according to a number of classifications, such as their efforts in the field of environmental protection, and their support for technology.
According to the network, the index does not rank countries on the basis of their economic, social or cultural performance (as in the indicators of global prosperity and soft power), but rather on the basis of each country’s efforts in the field of improving the world outside its borders and people of other countries.
As for the health and well-being subindicator, it means food aid, pharmaceutical exports, voluntary surplus donations to the World Health Organization, donations of humanitarian aid, and compliance with international health rules.
In the Gulf, the UAE came first and 65th globally in the Good Country Index, followed by Qatar at 109th, then Saudi Arabia at 114th, Kuwait in fourth and 123rd globally, then Oman in fifth and 131st globally, and finally Bahrain at 145th in the world.
As for the best country in the world according to the index is Sweden followed by Denmark, then Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, France, and Austria tenth.