Last year, independent policy advisor and author, Simon Anholt, created the 'Good Country Index' to measure which countries contribute the most to the world per capita.
Measurements for deciding who is the 'goodest country in the world' include the number of Nobel prize winners relative to GDP, humanitarian aid, freedom of the press, exports of creative goods and number of troops sent on peacekeeping missions.
In truth, the result is no surprise to anyone.
Just before anyone blows a head gasket at the thought that they should be grateful to be living in an idyllic place, the Good Country Index does not consider internal policy or life within the country itself. Rather it is measured solely in terms of contribution to the outside world.