The World Happiness Report ranks countries by their happiness levels. The 2019 report has a special focus on the theme of Happiness & Community.


Headlines FOR 2019

* Finland tops the happiness rankings again

* Denmark, Norway, Iceland & Netherlands complete the top 5

* Governments should take happiness more seriously if they want to stay in power

* Social media is making young people unhappy

The World Happiness Report offers the world’s governments and individuals the opportunity to rethink public policies as well as individual life choices, to raise happiness and wellbeing. We are in an era of rising tensions and negative emotions and these findings point to underlying challenges that need to be addressed.
— Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

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The World Happiness Report is produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) with support from the Ernesto Illy Foundation. It is edited by Professor John F. Helliwell of the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; Professor Richard Layard, director of the Well-Being Programme at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance; and Professor Sachs, director of SDSN.


Global Happiness Policy Report

The Global Happiness Policy Report is produced by the Global Happiness Council. It contains evidence from expert working groups on good governance and provides policy recommendations on best practices to promote happiness and well-being.