The not-for-profit organization Social Progress Imperative ranked the countries by quality of life. They took into consideration the scores of three main indexes: 1. Basic Human Needs, which includes medical care, sanitation, and shelter. 2. Foundations of Wellbeing, which covers education, access to technology, and life expectancy. 3. Opportunity, which looks at personal rights, freedom of choice, and general tolerance. Then all the three factors were added together before giving each country a score out of 100.
World Press Freedom Index has been published just recently by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which shows a ranking of 180 countries where freedom of the press is at its best. Countries are ranked based on the freedom allowed for journalists with scores ranging from 0 to 100. 0 is the best score and 100 is the worst.
Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc quit her job in 2013 to travel around the world visiting different countries and take photos of local women there. She's been to 50 countries in total on all continents and snapped pictures of hundreds of women to create her project "Atlas of Beauty." "More than ever, I think our world needs an Atlas of Beauty to show that diversity is something beautiful, not a reason for conflict," explained the photographer.
The International Energy Agency published Trends in Photovoltaic Applications report about who is generating the most raw power from solar and who has the greatest capacity installed to deliver solar energy. The survey was made between 1992 and 2014 but it is the most recent data that is available. This shows that we need to explore solar energy the best we can.
According to Hurun, a Chinese magazine that publishes reports about world's richest people, there are 2,188 billionaires in the world. Here is the list of countries that aced the top 15 on the Hurun's rich list of 2016.
The Legatum Institute release an annual list of the global Prosperity Index, which identifies the most prosperous countries in the world. Here are some names that topped the list.
The Global Competitiveness Report of 2015-2016 ranked the world’s countries based on competitiveness and these are the results.