The latest World Happiness Report has been released to mark the UN’s World Happiness Day. According to the report, no African country made it to the top 10 or 50 with the first African country coming in at number 57.
Every year, the list is released after in-depth research based on factors such as countries with proper analytical data that can provide valid reasons for the ranking, as well as, factors such as the time series of healthy life expectancy at birth based on data from the World Health Organization.
They also factor in a country’s average individual social support, GDP per capita, generosity, perceptions of corruption, measures of emotional negativity and positivity based on worry, sadness, and anger, happiness, laughter, and enjoyment, as well as, the freedom to make life choices.
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Data for these eight categories are collected separately by various research bodies who use mediums such as social media and individual assessments to critically put together the scores and ranking.
Out of the world’s 195 countries, the 2019 World’s Happiness Report ranked 156 countries.
The latest report features only 4 Caribbean countries in the list with 3 of them barely making it as top happiest countries. Haiti remains the least happy country in the Caribbean and the world as it ranks 147 out of 156 countries on the list. The only good side is that the country made a step forward into happiness as last year it ranked at number 148 in the global charts.
Here are the top happiest countries from the Caribbean in 2019: