Most Positive Countries
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Welcome to the Daily Positive (D+) World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 (WMPC'14)!
The annual event to reveal the top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries recognizes the countries with the most positive initiatives and actions. The aim of the WMPC'14 is to recognize the countries with most positive achievements in 2014. D+ introduces this list of countries based on a positivity index.
The initiative of World’s Most Positive Countries is in its fourth year. Congratulations to the 2013, 2012 and 2011 winners. For more on the previous winners visit Press Release 2013, Press Release 2012 and Press Release 2011.
The World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 will be announced on 1 November 2014 and will be presented at a ceremony on 25 November 2014 at the University of Melbourne, Australia. For regular updates on WMPC'14 visit our Facebook Page and do not hesitate to ask us questions at email@example.com.
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World’s Most Positive Countries 2014 FAQ
What is “World’s Most Positive Countries (WMPC)”?
D+’s annual initiative World’s Most Positive Countries (WMPC) selects 10 countries based on positive events, such as, business developments, peace projects, sports achievements and scientific innovations accomplished during the current calendar year inside the countries and in the global stage. For the WMPC initiative D+ considers only those achievements that are accomplished in a competitive manner and have significant impacts on the lifestyle of the citizens under the given context of each individual country.
What is positive news?
Example of positive news are, but need not be restricted to, revealing Nobel Prize Winners, Sports World Cup Winners, New Inventions, New World Records etc. D+ does not consider “feel-good” news, such as, donation of a local citizen to a local charity, saving a dog from a burning house etc. Instead it captures accomplishments with widespread impact on the community within a country and beyond. Each of D+’s news content is curated and researched by international researchers, independent journalists and community contributors at the time of publishing the news.
What is that WMPC captures?
The initiative of the World’s Most Positive Countries endeavors to calculate and quantify the impact of the positive accomplishments from different disciplines and subject-maters for each country. D+ ranks all countries in the world based on its positivity index.
Announcement of the 2014 World's Most Positive Countries: 1 November 2014, 3.30 PM, Melbourne, Australia time
Presentation Ceremony: 25 November 2014 at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
- Keynote Speech
- Founder Presentation
- Closing Speech and Refreshment
About Positivity Index
|Alexandra Chapman, Management Consultant, Totally Optimized Projects, Australia||Aloy Ejimakor, Editor, African Herald Express, Nigeria|
|Bob Eden, Civil Engineer, Regional Rail Link, United Kingdom||Camille Laville, Academic, Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Communication, Belgium|
|Carolina Escudero, Program Director, University of Missouri, USA||Dr. Cheah Wai Shiang, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia|
|Dixie Dansercoer, Explorer and Executive Director, Polar Circles, Belgium||Edward Cherlins, Program Manager, Sugar Labs, USA|
|Frances Tugumisirize, Manager, Sunbeam Project, Uganda||Francisco Gonçalves, IT Architect, Softelabs, Portugal|
|Ganesh Hiregoudar, Senior Manager, EMC, India||Dr. Giannis Antoniou, Lecturer, Philips College, Cyprus|
|Julien Leyre, Founder, CEO, Marco Polo Project, Australia||Kaberi Chatterjee, Founder & Editor, FinalDraft Editing & Publishing Services, CITRUS Magazine, Canada|
|Kate Aubourg, Independent Writer and Journalist, United Kingdom||Luciane Lauffer, Media Liaison and Journalist, Brazil Talk, Brazil-Australia|
|Nurunnaby Chowdhury, Journalist, Prothom-Alo, Bangladesh||Steve Cairns, Project Manager, Pinpoint Marketing, Australia|
|Urs Meier, Partnerships and Collaborations Officer, City of Melbourne, Australia||Viktors Freibergs, Director, The University of Latvia, Latvia|
The D+’s Positivity Index quantifies positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world. Each country is assigned a score based on the followings:
- External expert panel rating. Each panel member will select ten countries. The top most country in each list will score 10 points and the last country in each list will score 1 point. Apart from that these panel lists will also work as benchmark to ensure that our social media fan rating is not biased.
- Internal D+ volunteer-journalist panel rating. Like the external panel this panel members will also select ten countries individually. The top most country in each list will score 10 points and the last country in each list will score 1 point.
- D+ social media fan rating. Each vote will carry 1 point. Anyone can vote with a valid email address. In case of multiple votes from same email only the first vote will be retained. More updates can be found on D+ Facebook Fan Page or Click Here to participate.
- The Country pages on D+ with most number of positive news from 2014 will score higher points. Each published news that took place in 2014 will carry 10 points.
Each country will score a total from each of the above categories which will then be added together to compute the final results. The country with the highest total points is considered the most positive country. Ten countries in all will be ranked - the most to the tenth most positive countries. For more information and further details on each of the above mentioned factors feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to improve the positivity index D+ removed the following criteria from 2011
- Higher rating for most visited country pages on D+.
- Higher rating for most visitors (from each country) on D+ in search of positivity.
Press Release 2013
November 01, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Positive accomplishments in the area of scientific innovation, economy and international relations are considered as the top three requirements for being one of the most positive countries, according to the Daily Positive (D+) global poll on positive achievements.
D+, an exclusive online media for positive news, is pleased to announce the list of top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 (WMPC’13). In the third year of the award series, England jumped into the top spot in 2013 from last year’s third position.
The World’s Most Positive Countries initiative recognizes the positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world. The list was compiled based on global expert panel rating, D+ journalists-volunteers rating, global social media survey, and the number of positive news entries in 2013 in the D+ website.
The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 along with respective ranking points are as follows:
|Country Name||Total Points|
|United States of America||696|
On the eve of the announcement, Dr. Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, said, "We have seen increased interest around the world regarding this annual list of positive countries and the participations were higher than ever before. It was great to see D+'s mission to spread positive news is reaching out to the furthest corner of the world."
The winners made it to the list with some great news and positive accomplishments throughout the year. England was impressive with scientific innovations, archeological discoveries and renewable energy initiatives, among others. Its contributions to medical science were highly regarded which include facilitation of world's first ever birth of a baby using Eeva technology which allows doctors to choose the healthiest embryos for IVF treatment and first ever successful liver transplantation while keeping the organ warm and functioning outside a human body. The United States of America moved down to second spot in the list this year. Alleged National Security Agency spying and government shutdown hurt the US popularity. However, it remained strong in research and innovation.
China moved up into third position with its strong international diplomacy that continued to generate interests among countries around the world seeking economic partnerships with it. Despite maintaining strong economy Australia dropped to fourth position with political instability in the country.
Germany not only maintained the leading role in the European Union but also continued to impress with its initiatives with renewable energy. The education system of Canada, particularly the research strength of its universities was highly regarded.
Robust economy, environment friendly development and its diplomatic relationship with its European neighbors earned Switzerland the seventh spot in the list. This is the first time Switzerland made it to the list. Sweden climbed up two steps into the eighth position this year with its sustainable growth in education, research and excellent public services, though often came under scrutiny for the 2013 Stockholm riots.
South Korea is another country that made it to the list of most positive countries for the first time. The handling of 2013 Korean crisis that almost brought South and North Koreans on the brink of a war was highly praised. Finally, New Zealand made it back to the list with its timely and competent decisions related to its biggest industries, such as, contamination scare of its dairy products in 2013.
There were three changes in 2013 from last year’s list of the most positive countries. France, Japan and India could not make it to the list. Based on the global poll comments, France seems to have lost that charm of one of the leading nations of the European Union and struggled with issues like higher unemployment rate and war in Mali. On the other hand, despite experiencing strong technological advancements by Japan, the Fukushima disaster cleanup efforts alone had created substantial backlogs on Japan’s national policies, such as, investment in renewable energy. Series of sexual assaults on women badly destroyed India’s image which prompted the government to measure some recovery actions like introduction of visa on arrival for handful of countries in order to boost the tourism industry.
Further analysis on the WMPC’13 result also provides some interesting insights. According to the global poll conducted for WMPC’13, Innovation and discovery, Economy, International Relation, Environment and Sports achievements were the most popular choice of positive accomplishments among 4254 global participants with 45% women and 55% men. Among other popular subject area of positive accomplishments picked by the participants are peace, literature, improved public services, freedom of speech and reduction in corruptions.
Analysis of the comments made in the poll by the women participants suggests that women admire accomplishments related to ancient affair or nature, such as, archaeological discoveries equally with latest scientific and technological advancements. On the other hand, men were significantly more interested in positive accomplishments regarding economy, international relation and sports.
D+ will present these and other observations in details at a presentation ceremony on 25 November 2013 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
The countries those could not make it to the top 10 also produced some great positive news stories. It was probably the best year yet for the women in Saudi Arabia. Among few positive changes, the Saudi women were not only granted seats on the country's top advisory council for the first time but also made history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Russia continued to increase its positive image, slow but steady, for the second year in a row. Still shown dominance in space programs and was highly praised for its stand against Syria’s chemical weapons; amid likely confrontation with the US. South Sudan, the world's newest country, has advanced with work on offering training to returned soldiers as a means of boosting the economy, focusing on girls' education and making progress towards border security with its former rival, Sudan.
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2013 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries
Contact Person: Dr. Arif Jubaer, Founder, Daily Positive (D+)
Web Address: http://www.dailypositive.org/
Press Release 2012
November 01, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daily Positive (D+), an exclusive online media for positive news, is pleased to announce the top 10 winners of the World’s Most Positive Countries for 2012. In the second year of the award series, the United States of America took the top position from last year’s winner Australia.
The World’s Most Positive Countries initiative recognizes the positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world. Based on the accomplishments, D+ publishes an annual list of 10 most positive countries.
The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 along with respective ranking points are as follows:
|Country Name||Total Points|
|United States of America||905|
The points were calculated based on a global expert panel rating, D+ journalists-volunteers rating, a global social media survey, and the number of positive news entries in 2012 in the D+ website. This multifaceted positive news publications, analysis and global survey feedback of 2012 generated some great reviews for the winners. The USA maintained strong sense of innovation throughout the year, such as the Nobel Prize wins to Mars Rover of NASA. It has shown some positive signs of economic recovery. The presidential election campaigns attracted positive attitude towards the USA, which also demonstrated the great and stable political system of the USA amid fierce contest between the President and his opponent.
Australia, despite the apparent political backlog, continued to maintain a strong economy compared to the other developed countries in 2012. The country was also praised for its contribution in medical science, efficient natural disaster management and for introducing tax on carbon emitters. It is the first country in the world to do this.
England has been in the news for positive reasons, thanks to the 2012 Olympic Games and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Insights for Scotland's independence also improved the English image in general. China found its position in the top 10, being considered as a major driving force in the world economy, despite its economy showing signs of slowing down.
Japan was hailed for their continuous progress in science, infrastructure and research despite the burden of natural disasters. Apart from these facts Japan was also praised for contribution in socio-economic development and humanitarian work.
Germany and France are leading the current European Union crisis and to some extent considered as positive due to their impact on the world economy. Canada's involvements in global leadership issues were seen as somewhat limited. Nevertheless, its people kept maintaining better lifestyle. Canada was also acknowledged for political stability and humanitarian work.
India's successful fight against polio stood out. Apart from that India has been creating positive image with their consistent economic growth despite alleged widespread corruptions. Sweden's winning of the Eurovision song contest title, as well as success in medical science and information technology helped the country to get into the list. People have shown great satisfaction in their lifestyle in Sweden.
Apart from the top 10 winners, there was also positive news elsewhere. Burma had a year of positive political changes and reforms. Despite Russia's negative media coverage it established itself as frontrunner of the space programs, which also includes collaborative programs with the old rival America. Brazil not only kept showing leadership in the Latin American region, but also led with environmental initiatives to create examples for the rest of the world.
Upon announcing the top 10 winners of the World’s Most Positive Countries for 2012, Dr. Arif Jubaer, founder of D+, stated “I feel that D+ is making a positive impact on people by reporting positive news. The initiative of World’s Most Positive Countries will encourage individuals and countries to take more positive actions for a positive future.”
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries
Contact Person: Dr. Arif Jubaer, Founder, Daily Positive (D+)
Web Address: http://www.dailypositive.org/
Press Release 2011
November 01, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Australia is the most positive country in the world! Daily Positive (D+), a non-profit wiki-based project, has revealed today the list of World’s Most Positive Countries in 2011. The homeland of Kangaroos and Wallabies has topped the list, with the United States of America and England securing the second and third positions respectively.
The list of world’s 10 most positive countries 2011 is the first of its kind to recognize the positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world. Each country was assigned a score and ranked based on a number of factors, including ratings from external experts panel, global D+ volunteers/journalists, D+ social media fan, and weighted rating based on the most number of positive entries and visitors to each country page on D+.
Top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2011 along with respective ranking points are as follows:
|Country Name||Total Score|
|United States of America||2463|
Australia clinched the title of the world’s most positive country in the global poll of over two thousand participants from all over the world. Approximately 25% of the voters quoted Australia as the top most positive country. In the global poll Australia was highly praised as one of the rare developed nation which avoided the recent global financial recession with minimal concern.
Apart from that Australian page on D+ was the most visited page in 2011. Also Australian, Japanese and the Americans were the top three nations who visited D+ the most in search of positivity.
The United States of America ranked 2nd in the global poll, however, the United States page on D+ had the most positive news entries than others.
England, France and Germany were seen as of the new global leaders, overtaking the United States in the face of the recent Arab uprising and European financial crisis.
Japan, China and India made it to the list for their respective positive achievements and actions. Japan was recognized for overcoming one of the worst nuclear fall-outs in history and still remained dignified, China made it - even being in the midst of all kinds of negative news related to human rights - because Chinese has shown the positive hardworking spirit to the world community and India was recognized for overcoming the stigma of being one of the poorest nations.
Finally, Canada and New Zealand were recognized as silent achievers.
Apart from the winners there are many notable points that came out of the world’s most positive countries 2011 initiative, such as, Libyan revolution was considered as positive amidst concern about the future, Brazil’s determination to come out of the shell of third world countries was considered commendable and Zambia was hailed for undertaking successful election to ensure the smooth transition of power from the incumbent to a candidate from opposition camp.
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2011 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries