Which country does the most good for the world?

This TED Talk by Simon Anholt is very interesting and thought provoking. On the good country index that he refers to, DRC is listed 96th, Uganda 59th, Rwanda 108th. Burundi is not listed.

Simon Anholt

Simon Anholt


It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, “Which country does the most good?” The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).


Simon Anholt helps national, regional and city governments earn better reputations—not by launching advertising or PR campaigns, but by changing the way they behave.

Watch the TED Talk video here (17 min.). To know more about the good country index visit www.goodcountry.org