This is culturally biased. The values you’ve chosen as good for humanity / good for the planet’ are based on a liberal, Western, capitalist view of the world.

They try to be as universal as possible. This isn’t rocket-science: in the end it’s pretty obvious that starting wars or polluting the atmosphere is doing no favours to the world, and most people from most cultural backgrounds would agree with that. And we aren’t proposing any complete or definitive answer to what constitutes a Good Country: this index hopes to be the beginning of a global debate which might one day lead to such an understanding.