22 September, 2020

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Sri Lanka Moves Up 14 Places To No 67 In Good Country Index

Sri Lanka has been ranked 67th in the Good Country Index, an improvement of 14 places from the 81st place the country had last time.

The top three are the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark, on the index created using 35 separate indicators to rank the countries that contribute most to the greater good of humanity rather than for their own citizens.

On Sri Lanka’s rank dropped slightly from 26th last time to 24th on International Peace and Security, Science and Technology (from 113th to 117th), Culture (from 131st to 141st), and Prosperity and equality (from 50th to 52nd), to 117th (from 113th), while improving on World Order (from 89th to 78th), Planet and Climate (from 91st to 72nd) and Health and Wellbeing (from 110th to 78th).

Simon Anholt, the creator of the Good Country Index, said a successful country was one that “contributes to the good of humanity”.

“Of course, it must serve the interests of its own people, but never at the expense of other populations or our shared resources: this is the new law of human survival, and it’s a balance which is far more easily maintained than many people imagine,” he added.

The top 10 “good countries” are: the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Austria and Norway.

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    I am not sure who the author is of the original article, but the Good Country Index has many parameters of evaluation, and it is misleading to discuss the overall rating without properly micro-analyzing the contributing factors that sum up to the final ranking.

    Such micro-level level analysis is what matters in determining how the overall performance of any country is.

    Also , from past experience I can confidently state that the statistics of Sri Lanka may have been doctored, to paint a better picture.

    As such , the conclusion that Sri Lanka has moved up to the #67th rank in the “Good Country Index” may be quite misleading to say the least.

    The original source of data for such surveys are provided by either the Labour Department or the National Productivity Secretariat. I am sorry to state that none of these two state organizations maintain any accurate up-to-date records of any of the vital statistics that can lead to the calculation of any national index, let alone the Good Country Index, which follows a complicated weighted average formula involving 18 parameters.

    I can go on commenting on this, but I am lost for time, thus thus the abrupt conclusion.

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      darshans PhD,
      Your statements are all based on speculations. What are the specific experiences you had to dismiss the information as “doctored” ?
      Your interest in microanalysis of overall rating should also be used for other countries. Do you think all these countries have given real data? Specially the West where they manipulate data to show their superiority. Are you familiar with data manipulations in new drug trials in the west?

    • 3
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      From President to Peon protecting each other’s stolen State cash and state properties.
      Ordered by the PM and the President not to attend the Global world Bank Forum in Washington the present day Parliament crooks kept away from the Forum , because they had to hide from the chasers, who are out to expose these state crooks to return the LOOT WHICH BELONGS TO THE STATE AND THE PEOPLE OF SRI-LANKA

      Thieves !!!! Hide! Johny Hide!! from the Global World bank Forum to protect the big time thieves from prosecuted by the world Bank Forum.

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      Hey CT Editors: which agency has produced this fake news and spin?
      Who are the authors of this Spin? fake international development experts, to promote the deep state interests of the sole Superpower and keep RW in office!

      Hosannahs to Jarapalanaya!

  • 9
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    Funny things happen

    Once a man was made the best FM without a competition. (there were no reports of cat walk for that)

    Bond scam, postponing elections, limiting male participation in politics to 75% & probably female participation to 25%, ridiculously doubling the number of MPs in LGs have contributed the country to rise in the ladder.

  • 5
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    and goes down 14 places to 85th in the global competitiveness index . Wonder who is right,now that we don’t have the best finance minister.Poor srilanka,FM gone.boo hoo hoo,boo hoo hoo.

  • 3
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    Nigeria, Tunisia, Ukraine & Sri Lanka have been put up in the List of countries to be investigated according to the Global Forum of the World Bank at its recent Washington Meeting, where no Sri Lankan Minister participated. It was estimated that world corruption is in the range of USD 20 Billion.

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      Punchinilame
      Why do you think it’s all under wraps?? Because of our corrupt politicians and the cronies are involved in the state corruption.
      All the big sharks from the present and past governments from JR J time have siphoned off our state money including the Tsunami money.
      So why shouldn’t the present PM, Prez, and the Ministers be silent over it??
      S they’re all crooks who fiddled state finances are THIEVES OF SRI-LANKA

      MALAYSIA government too have not showed up their faces at the Global Forum of the world bank.
      There will be a case against these big time crooks by the world Bank certainly to Return the Pilferred State Funds.
      TheKARMA WILL FOLLOW THEM INCLUDING THEIR PURE SELFLESS LORD BUDDHA WHO THESE CROOKS HAVE CHEATED IN THE NAME OF LORD BUDDHAS RELIGION!!
      BUDDHISM.
      Watch the space CROOKS AND THIEVES OF OUR COUNTRY.
      YOU ALL ARE PARASITES OF OUR COUNTRY.
      HOPE YOU ALL WILL BE SHIVERING IN YOUR PANTS DAY AND NIGHT.
      ONE MAN IS ASKING FOR MORE SECURITY AS THE 180 PLUS security details IN PLACE ARE NOT ENOUGH.
      SHIVER!! Shiver !! Parasites and the State Thieves and their FAMILIES!!
      KARMA WONT LEAVE YOU ALONE FOR YOUR SINS.

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        Analyst
        you replying to your own comments why no one agree with you?

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    Sri Lanka is 117th in Science & Technology? YUK! From the creators of “Yodha Ela”, “Biso kotuwa” and many more to the clowns today. What an insane fall from grace.

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    The creator of ‘Good Country Index” Simon Anholt says ‘A successful country is one that contributes to the good of humanity’.
    Such a country exists only as the imaginary Utopia.
    Most countries contribute to may be a thousand of its own citizens.
    SL contributes to the good of about two or three who in turn look after their sycophants.

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