THE list of the world’s happiest countries has been released with Mauritius, Libya and Ivory Coast among the leading countries on the continent, the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network annual World Happiness Report revealed on Sunday.
The World Happiness Report released on International Day of Happiness had Finland maintaining its position as the happiest country on earth, citing a report by the Malawian news publication Maravi Post.
Over the past ten years, life evaluations rose by more than a full point on the 0 to 10 scale in 15 countries and fell by that amount or more in eight countries.
According to the report, experts who participated in the report focused on 6 indicators: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and corruption. The rankings did not rely on the index of these factors but rather on individuals' own assessments of their lives, according to AfricaNews.com.
146 countries were surveyed with the ranking of happiness based on a three-year average from 2019-to 2021.
According to the report, here are Africa's best-ranked countries in the annual report:
88. Ivory Coast
91. South Africa
93. The Gambia
99. The Congo
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network annual World Happiness Report.
This map pulls data from the World Happiness Report to show the average happiness scores of 146 countries. It shows average scores from 2019 to 2021, and highlights which countries are the happiest—or unhappiest—and why.#Liberia was rated as the most improved country in #Africa pic.twitter.com/X4ULnAV5up— Joe Amaral 🇨🇦✈️🇱🇷 (@joeamaraltweet) March 21, 2022