New Zealand ranked 5th in the list of the good countries. The Good Country Index compared contributions from 125 countries to the planet and humanity. 

The first 4 places were taken by:

  1. Ireland
  2. Finland
  3. Switzerland
  4. Netherlands

The idea of this index is to start a global debate about what countries are really for: to serve the interests of politicians and businesses, or to work for all of humanity and the whole planet? "The debate is a critical one, because if the first answer is the correct one, we’re all in deep trouble." - Simon Anholt