World Happiness Index 2023 

The World Happiness Index 2023, on its 10th anniversary, will provide a rating of more than 150 countries based on people's evaluation of their lives. The report, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the UN, showed an increase in social assistance and charitable giving amidst the pandemic. Finland topped the list for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Denmark and Switzerland. The report, in its 11th year, rates countries between 0 and 10 using a mathematical formula and data gathered over three years, based on factors like GDP, life expectancy, social support, social freedom, and lack of corruption.

Important points to remember:

  1. The World Happiness Index is a significant tool that evaluates the happiness level of different countries.
  2. The report considers various factors including GDP, life expectancy, social support, social freedom, and corruption-free society as parameters of measuring happiness.
  3. Students should take note of the countries topping the index as an important point in global affairs.
  4. Finland, for a fifth consecutive year, is the world's happiest country.
  5. Understand the impact of social elements like pandemics on the happiness index.