• Named the most prosperous country in the world

  • In 2016, the most prosperous country in the world was New Zealand. According to the publication Business Insider, to such conclusion the British organization Legatum Institute, which annually component of the rating Prosperity Index.

    Norway, for seven years the leader in the Legatum prosperity rating, dropped to second place. She lost to New Zealand by all criteria except the level of education, safety and the environment. Third place went to Finland. This country was recognized as the best in effectiveness of government, level of democracy and guarantees the rule of law.

    Switzerland, a leader in the field of education, achieved fourth place in the ranking of prosperity.

    The next five positions of the list are Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

    Britain, the former a year ago, on 15-m a place, has improved its performance and now closes the top ten.

    Russia got on the 95 place in the ranking of prosperity with one of the worst results in the field of personal freedoms, by which the Legatum Institute understand the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, as well as show a society of tolerance.

    The rankings in the Legatum Institute take into account the 104 factor characterizing the prosperity of 149 countries. This includes not only the gross national product per capita, employment rate and other economic indicators, but the number of mobile phones, the child mortality rate, citizens ' trust in the honesty of elections and other data, allowing to judge about what is happening in the country.

    In late September it was reported that Russia managed to take 43rd place in the ranking of global competitiveness, which publishes the world economic forum. The first three places for several years retain Switzerland, Singapore and USA.


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