New Zealand Ranked World’s Second Most Prosperous Country

Posted: January 3, 2019

New Zealand is the second most prosperous country in the world as per a report by The Legatum Prosperity Index 2018 while comparing with 149 other countries.

This index is formed by ‘nine pillars’ which are Education, Health & Natural environment, Economic Quality, Business Environment, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security & Governance.

New Zealand- One of the happiest and safest places in the world

New Zealand has managed to flourish as one of the safest, richest, and peaceful countries of the world. The Legatum Institute releases Global Prosperity Index annually where it ranks the top most prosperous countries in the world. Everything is analyzed be it economy, education, governance, security, health, and more. Out of top-performing countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Denmark & Sweden, New Zealand made the cut. Aotearoa is one of the most tolerant countries towards immigrants, as per Legatum’s report.

Jacindamania helped NZ’s global influence, the index reveals

According to an annual report, New Zealand maintains a global influence from the past 12 months. All thanks to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. New Zealand is given18th rank out of the 30 countries that yield the greatest global influence, as per a report by The Soft Power 30 Index. These rankings have been continually made since 2015. New Zealand gives all the credit to their beloved Prime Minister Ardern for her immense contribution in Government sub-index.

New Zealand ranked least-corrupt country in the world, yet again.

Transparency International releases Corruptions Perception Index where it ranks the countries on the basis of public sector corruption. New Zealand’s scores 89 out of 100, moving marginally ahead of Denmark.

All in all, New Zealand is doing pretty well as a country while it continues to give a vast amount of services to people in terms of social capital, civic participation, education, and much more.

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