UAE is 8th most ‘positive’ ahead of USA, UK, France…

By Rajive Singh

First entry at 8th on Positivity Index of Nations

DUBAI 19 March 2019: The UAE ranked 8th on the Positivity Index of Nations, an annual global report published by the Positive Economy Institute since 2013.

The UAE, which is being included in the Index as a non-OECD country for the first time since its creation, outperformed 27 out of the 34 OECD member countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Australia.

The Positivity Index of Nations, which analyses positive economy indicators in OECD member countries, measures the positive behaviour of states towards future generations’ interests and well being, as well as countries’ positive impact on the global arena.

The UAE’s advanced ranking on the index is a result of its high levels of well being and its positive behaviour nationally, regionally and globally, as well as the UAE’s continuous efforts in forecasting the future, keeping pace with its variables, and anticipating opportunities and challenges in various vital sectors. The UAE also focuses on future generations through empowering youth, building their capabilities, and preparing them for the future, said Wam.

Since its first publication in 2013, the Positivity Index of Nations has aimed to put future generations at the center of government work. It focuses on measuring the ability of countries to contribute positively – both nationally and globally – through three main dimensions, which are measured using 30 indicators.

The first dimension, “Educate and Finance Future Generations” includes positive finance, positive education and positive solidarity. The second dimension, “Preparing Adequate Infrastructure for Future Generations” includes positive resources and positive connections. While the third dimension “Building a Consensus for Future Generations” covers indicators of positive governance, positive dynamics, positive inclusion and positive participation.

The Top-10 are:

  1. Iceland
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Denmark
  5. Holland
  6. Finland
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Arab Emirates
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany
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