New Zealand 6th in the 2012 Global Index.

2012 Index

Source: World Bank, The Economist.

This list of variables was in The Economist in February 2013. Notice the dominance of the Nordic countries – they have largely escaped the fallout from the Financial crisis. New Zealand tops the “Corruption Perceptions Index” and overall is lying 6th. Also note Switzerland being top in Competitiveness and Global Innovation.

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