What changes have been made to the Good Country Index since the first edition?

In each new edition of the Good Country Index the methodology remains the same but we are always looking for better and more relevant data sources.

For these reasons, any changes in a country’s ranking in the affected categories since the previous edition of the Good Country Index may be wholly or partly the result of these modifications, rather than any change in the country’s real performance.

In future editions of the Good Country Index, we will continue to include better data whenever we find it, which means that direct comparisons between one edition and another won’t be straightforward: but we feel that this is a worthwhile price to pay for a constantly improving study.