UAE ranked among world’s top 10 most positive countries

The UAE, ranked 8, outperformed 27 of the 34 OECD member countries listed

The UAE has been ranked eighth among the top 10 most positive countries in the world in a new global index that measures positive economy indicators.

The Positivity Index of Nations is an annual global report published by the Positive Economy Institute since 2013. It measures the positive behaviour of countries towards future generations’ interests and wellbeing, as well their positive impact on the global arena using 30 indicators.

The UAE was included as a non-OECD country for the first time and outperformed 27 of the 34 OECD member countries listed, including the UK, US, France and Australia.

The Emirates was recognised for its high levels of wellbeing, its focus on empowering youth and preparing them for the future, as well as its initiatives in achieving gender balance, official news agency WAM reported.

“The UAE also supports global climate change efforts and the development of sustainable energy solutions, and stands as the world’s largest donor of official development assistance. All this contributed to outperforming many OECD member countries in indicators of the index,” the report stated.

No other Arab countries were ranked among the top 10 nations on the index.

Top 10 countries on the Positivity Index

1. Iceland

2. Sweden

3. Norway

4. Denmark

5. Netherlands

6. Finland

7. Switzerland

8. UAE

9. New Zealand

10. Germany