World’s happiness report 2016 ranked Ethiopia as the 115th happiest nation from the total of 157 countries in the world reviewed by the report.
The UN-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2016 released in Rome on Wednesday ahead of March 20, World Happiness Day, placed Ethiopia top 10 among African countries, taking Ethiopia one stage upper to South Africa 116th.
The report ranks the countries on a variety of factors to happiness such as people’s health and access to medical care, family relations, job security and social factors, including political freedom and degree of government corruption.
The World Happiness Report 2016 placed many African countries at the bottom, 8 out of 10. Burundi bottoms the world unhappiest countries, while Denmark, with a population of 5.6 million, has topped the list twice since the report started measuring happiness around the world in 2012.
The top ten happiest nations, according to the report, following Denmark are Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.
The World Happiness Report is written by a group of independent experts acting in their personal capacities sanctioned by the United Nations.