The Good Country Index rates countries on whether they “serve the interests of their own politicians, business and citizens, or [whether they are] actively working for all of humanity and the whole planet”.
Luxembourg has ranked 16th in the Good Country Index, ranking in the top 10 in the categories of prosperity & equality and health & wellbeing.
The index, which was released on 23 January, rates countries on how they contribute to the greater good of humanity. According to the founders, it was “designed to start a global debate about what countries are really for,” whether they “serve the interests of their own politicians, business and citizens, or [whether they are] actively working for all of humanity and the whole planet”.
Finland topped the list, followed by Ireland, Sweden and Germany in spots 2-4, respectively.
Luxembourg’s strongest categories were prosperity & equality and health & wellbeing.
In terms of prosperity & equality, the grand duchy ranked 5th. This category incorporates factors such as open trading, UN volunteers abroad, remittance cost, foreign direct investment outflows and development assistance.
For health & wellbeing--which takes into account food aid, pharmaceutical exports, voluntary excess donations to the World Health Organisation, humanitarian aid donations and international health regulations compliance--Luxembourg placed 10th.