Will the Good Country Index always be annual?
The second and third editions of the Good Country Index are called the Good Country Index 1.1 and 1.2 rather than the 2016 or 2017 Good Country Index, since we're focused as much on continuing to improve the approach as updating the data.
In this latest edition, some indicators have been replaced and it is based largely on 2014 data (you can find out why we use "old" data for the survey in this FAQ).
The aim is to update the Good Country Index each year for the time being, although this can't be guaranteed as we rely on a good deal of unpaid help to produce each edition (the Good Country project has no external funding). One day we might be able to update it even more regularly.