The UAE has ranked eighth on the Positivity Index of Nations, an annual global report published by the Positive Economy Institute which measures positive economy indicators.
The UAE, which is included in the index as a non-OECD country for the first time since its creation, outperformed 27 out of the 34 OECD member countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Australia, state news agency WAM reported.
The Positivity Index of Nations measures the positive behaviour of countries towards future generations’ interests and wellbeing, as well as countries’ positive impact on the global arena, it added.
The UAE said its advanced ranking is a result of its high levels of wellbeing and its positive behaviour as well as its continuous efforts in forecasting the future, keeping pace with its variables, and anticipating opportunities and challenges in various vital sectors.
The UAE also focuses on future generations through empowering youth, building their capabilities, and preparing them for the future.
The UAE has also achieved this position due to its rapid efforts in developing the education sector and system, its initiatives in achieving gender balance in various areas of life and work, the government's efforts in empowering all segments of society and promoting positive connectedness among its members, as well as announcing 2019 as the year of tolerance.
In addition, the UAE supports global climate change efforts and the development of sustainable energy solutions, and stands as the world’s largest donor of official development assistance. All this contributed to outperforming many OECD member countries in indicators of the Index, WAM said.
The Positivity Index of Nations uses three main dimensions, which are measured using 30 indicators.
The first dimension, Educate and Finance Future Generations, includes positive finance, positive education and positive solidarity. The second, Preparing Adequate Infrastructure for Future Generations, includes positive resources and positive connections while the third, Building a Consensus for Future Generations, covers indicators of positive governance, positive dynamics, positive inclusion and positive participation.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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