World’s Most Positive Countries initiative is back!
The 2012 event to reveal the list of top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries will recognize countries around the globe with most positive initiatives and actions. Following last year’s grand introduction of the list, this year it is back with more enthusiasm and excitement.
The list is generated based on a pre-defined Positivity Index. The Positivity Index quantifies positive achievements, initiatives and actions accomplished by each country of the world. According to the index, each country is assigned a score based on the followings:
- External expert panel rating. These panel members do not work for D+ in any form and are selected based on their individual expertise from around the world. 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 address only the first vote will be retained.
- The Country pages on D+ with most number of positive news from 2012 will score higher points. Each published news that took place in 2012 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.
The list will be revealed on 1 November 2012 and the award ceremony will be held on 25 November 2012 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Everyone can participate in the initiative and vote for their positive-country. The details can be found on D+ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dailypositive or Click Here to participate.
Last year Australia topped the list of most positive countries. Other countries in the list were the United States of America, England, China, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, New Zealand and India.
For more information on the World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 initiative visit http://www.dailypositive.org/Most_Positive_Countries