PH ranks 50th ‘best country in the world’ – 2019 US News and World Report survey
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was ranked 50th in the 2019 Overall Best Countries Ranking by the U.S. News and World Report, an American web-based media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis
The overall ranking of best countries measures global performance on a variety of metrics which includes adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life.
The 2019 Best Countries report and rankings are based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies. The report covers the perceptions of 80 countries.
A set of 65 country attributes – terms that can be used to describe a country and that are also relevant to the success of a modern nation – were identified. Attributes by nation were presented in a survey of more than 20,000 people from across the globe. The participants then assessed how closely they associated an attribute with a nation.
Switzerland maintained its No. 1 ranking for the third year followed in order by Japan, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. In 2016, it was Germany that occupied the No. 1 spot.
The United States was at the 8th place, Singapore (15), China (16), Thailand (26), Malaysia (38), Vietnam (39) and Indonesia (43).
The Philippines with a GDP of $313.6 billion, a population of 104,918,000 and a GDP per capita of $8,360 was ranked 50th. The Philippines was at the 49th spot in the 2018 ranking.
U.S News and World Report partnered with BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to develop the study and model used in ranking the 80 countries. /muf
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