The Philippines is 114th among 125 countries in the world rated in Good Country Index, a new worldwide index of places to live, using a wide range of UN data.
This was based on the 2014 Good Country Index prepared by Simon Anhold and Robert Govers, the authors of the study, with participations from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of East Anglia, Accenture Development Partnerships, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Development Initiatives, Global Footprint Network, Center for Global Development, and Soft Power Network.
The report showed that the Philippines was ranked 115th in science and technology, 106th in culture, 64th in international peace and security, 61st in world order, 82nd in planet and climate, 77th in prosperity and equality, and 107th in health and wellbeing.
Ireland topped the list as the world’s most ‘good country’, followed by Finland, Switzerland, and Netherlands.
Meanwhile, war-torn Iraq, Libya and Vietnam ranked joint bottom of the survey.
The full results of the survey were revealed as part of the first ever Good Country Index, which ranks countries by combining 35 separate indicators from the United Nations, the World Bank and other international institutions.