The Good Country

What’s gone wrong
with the world?

Things seem to be getting worse all the time: climate change, terrorism, pandemics, migration, economic chaos… the list goes on. All these problems have grown too big and too complex for any individual nation to solve. But instead of collaborating, nations spend all their energy and resources competing against each other. This has to change if we want to make the world work. This is why the Good Country exists.

Introducing Good Country

Introducing Good Country Play

At a Glance

What’s the Good Country?

Most of the world’s problems are really just symptoms of a bigger, underlying problem: that we haven’t yet worked out how to organise ourselves as a single species inhabiting a single planet. This can change.

The Dual Mandate

The aim of the Good Country is simple but ambitious: to change the culture of governance worldwide.


What’s the meaning of the word ‘dapple’, and what’s it got to do with being a Good Country?

Recent Tweets from @SimonAnholt

RT @UKinItaly: Fascinating talk by @SimonAnholt this evening on why being a good country is vital to national interest #FestivalDellaDiplom
about 2 days ago
RT @rgovers: @SimonAnholt Well, by now we know why multilateralism is challenged. Our "leaders" can't even figure out how to separate, let…
about 10 days ago
Israel to join US in quitting Unesco This is so sad.
about 11 days ago
It's like Brexit again: if you're not happy with an organisation, work hard with everyone to make it better for eve…
about 11 days ago
Frag nicht, was Deutschland für dich tun kann. Frag, was Deutschland für die Welt tun kann. Great article:
about 11 days ago
RT @richeldridge: @SimonAnholt #goodcountry ty A great idea & something I've been looking for. It's not all about GDP. Let's think bigger,…
about 25 days ago
Best thing I've seen for weeks! Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall?
about 27 days ago
#GermanElections result on @TheGlobal_Vote: see how the values of German voters resemble those of Global Voters…
about 28 days ago
Last few hours to vote on the German election @TheGlobal_Vote even if you're not a German citizen - poll closes tonight!
about 29 days ago
Jacindamania wins the day for #newzealandelection on @TheGlobal_Vote: actual results in NZ a very different story.
about 29 days ago
Leb, waiss nit wie lang, Und stürb, waiss nit wann Muess fahren, waiss nit wohin Mich wundert, das ich so frelich bin.
about 29 days ago
RT @becs355: New Zealanders and non-New Zealanders. Vote now for our next Prime Minister in the Good Country Global Vote.
about 1 month ago
Green candidate Rasmus Hansson @rasmusjmh wins a clear victory in the Global Vote Norwegian election, based on votes from 63 countries.
about 1 month ago
You can now vote for the next Prime Minister of New Zealand at, even if you're not a Kiwi..…
about 1 month ago
...with personal messages to the Global Voters from the Norwegian Prime Minister, Finance Minister and several part…
about 1 month ago
Voting is open now for the next Prime Minister of Norway: Anyone on earth can vote! @TheGlobal_Vote
about 1 month ago
RT @DebraMJacobs: I just voted..hope you will as well!
about 1 month ago
You can vote for the next Chancellor of Germany now on - even if you're not German!
about 1 month ago
RT @Nigelgd1: "Nationalism is the belief that my country is best because I was born in it" --Chesterton
about 1 month ago
"Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched". Wish I'd said that & not de Maupassant! Well, I nearly did.
about 1 month ago