The Happiest Place on Earth

  • Nowhere in the world, are people happier than in Switzerland. In contrast, Kenya ranked position 125 out of 185 countries.

    This is according to the third annual World Happiness report, as produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations, aimed at influencing government policy

    The report contains analysis from leading experts in economics, neuroscience and national statistics. It describes how measurements of subjective well-being can be used effectively to assess national progress. Variables such as real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms are taken into account to determine the ranking.
    When the report was launched in 2013, Scandinavian countries dominated the list with Denmark being ranked the happiest country in the world.

    This year, the top 5 countries in terms of happiness were indexed as follows;
    1. Switzerland
    2. Iceland
    3. Denmark
    4. Norway
    5. Canada

    While the least happy countries as per the report were;
    2. Burundi
    5. Rwanda

    According to theĀ  SDSN report, African countries including DRC Congo,Sudan, Liberia and Zimbabwe and Mozambique are happier than Kenya.