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RANKED: The World’s Best Countries For A Child To Be Born In, 2020

Best countries in the world for a child to be born in have been revealed, the 2020 index shows that children in South Korea and Norway have the best chance at survival and wellbeing, while the United States ranks 36th. The United Kingdom ranks lower than 11 other countries on measurements of children’s “nutrition & health” and “education & wellbeing”.

South Korea has been recognized as the best country in the world for a child to be born in for 2020, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while Norway and Japan placed second and third, respectively. The CEOWORLD magazine report compares factors including “education & wellbeing” and “nutrition & health” in a global index of 180 countries. Youngsters in Sierra Leone, Somalia, Niger, Central African Republic, and Chad face the worst odds.

The 2020 rankings placed Belgium in fourth ahead of Iceland into fifth; while the Netherlands ranked sixth and France seventh. Overall, among the top 10 best countries in the world for a child to be born in, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden.

Best countries in the world for a child to be born in, 2020

RankCountryScoreNutrition and healthEducation and wellbeingRating
1South Korea97.2698.5395.99AAA
2Norway9798.3995.61AAA
3Japan96.7598.2895.23AAA
4Belgium95.4795.7195.23AAA
5Iceland95.4795.2693.67AAA
6Netherlands94.2794.8793.67AAA
7France93.3493.8592.84AAA
8Ireland92.1891.5892.79AAA
9Denmark91.8790.9592.79AAA
10Sweden91.7990.8692.73AAA
11Germany91.2589.9692.54AAA
12United Kingdom90.8889.4392.33AA
13Luxembourg90.1188.3891.85AA
14Singapore88.8987.3590.43AA
15Australia88.7487.0890.4AA
16Canada88.7187.0290.4AA
17United Arab Emirates88.2786.4990.06AA
18Cyprus87.6785.3290.02AA
19Israel87.1484.2790.02AA
20Switzerland86.7883.889.77AA
21Finland86.7383.6989.77AA
22Spain86.7183.6689.77AA
23Malta86.1182.7189.51AA
24Austria85.581.5289.49A
25Slovenia85.3681.2789.45A
26Italy85.2381.0189.45A
27Estonia84.379.1689.45A
28Croatia84.1678.9989.34A
29Hungary84.0878.8389.34A
30Slovakia84.0678.7989.34A
31North Macedonia8478.7489.26A
32Lithuania83.8778.6689.08A
33Kuwait83.6778.2789.08A
34Portugal83.5678.1688.97A
35United States83.3477.7488.94A
36Greece83.2377.5388.94A
37New Zealand82.7876.7488.83A
38Poland82.6976.688.78BBB
39Montenegro82.5976.4188.78BBB
40Belarus82.5676.3888.74BBB
41Saudi Arabia82.0175.3288.71BBB
42Latvia81.8675.0288.71BBB
43Bosnia and Herzegovina81.3574.2188.49BBB
44Malaysia80.7873.0788.49BBB
45Bulgaria80.4672.4488.49BBB
46Cuba80.3472.288.49BBB
47Bahrain80.1671.9888.34BBB
48Serbia80.0471.7588.33BBB
49Antigua and Barbuda79.9471.6288.27BBB
50Barbados79.771.1588.26BBB
51Turkmenistan79.5970.9488.25BBB
52Chile79.5170.8288.21BBB
53Qatar79.4170.888.03BBB
54Moldova79.1270.2887.97BB
55Armenia78.9169.8887.94BB
56Tunisia78.7969.6987.9BB
57Vietnam78.6869.5987.78BB
58Kazakhstan78.5169.2587.78BB
59Turkey78.2268.6787.78BB
60Oman78.1568.687.7BB
61Jordan78.168.5187.7BB
62Iran (Islamic Republic of)77.9168.2687.57BB
63Thailand77.7868.0187.56BB
64Trinidad and Tobago77.6867.9187.46BB
65Uruguay77.667.7487.46BB
66Mauritius77.367.1487.46BB
67Morocco77.2767.0987.46BB
68Albania77.2567.0787.44BB
69Grenada77.1566.987.41BB
70Uzbekistan76.7466.2187.28BB
71Maldives76.5665.9187.22BB
72Lebanon76.5465.987.19BB
73Libya76.365.4787.14BB
74Costa Rica76.1565.2587.05BB
75Georgia76.1365.2387.03BB
76Azerbaijan76.0165.0187.02BB
77Palestine75.8964.8586.94BB
78Russia75.8864.8386.94BB
79Romania75.8364.8186.86BB
80The Bahamas75.6464.4286.86BB
81Colombia75.664.3486.86B
82Saint Lucia75.2463.6286.86B
83Mongolia75.1863.586.86B
84Algeria75.163.3486.86B
85Argentina75.0663.2886.85B
86Tonga74.9463.0686.82B
87Mexico74.8562.9586.76B
88Seychelles74.6262.7286.53B
89Brazil74.5962.6586.53B
90Ukraine74.5762.6286.52CCC
91Jamaica74.3562.4386.28CCC
92Fiji74.16286.2CCC
93Belize74.0461.8886.2CCC
94Saint Vincent and the Grenadines73.9261.7386.11CCC
95Kyrgyzstan73.7561.4886.03CCC
96China73.7161.3986.03CCC
97Peru73.761.3886.03CCC
98Tajikistan73.5661.186.03CCC
99Samoa73.4460.9485.95CCC
100Paraguay73.3660.7885.95CCC
101Nicaragua73.3260.785.95CCC
102Panama72.9760.1785.78CCC
103Egypt72.9660.1585.77CCC
104India72.9260.1485.7CCC
105El Salvador72.859.9185.7CCC
106Botswana72.759.785.7CC
107Venezuela72.2858.9485.62CC
108Ecuador71.9958.3785.62CC
109Cape Verde71.9858.3585.62CC
110Philippines71.8758.2185.53CC
111Sri Lanka71.8458.1585.53CC
112Honduras71.8358.1385.53CC
113North Korea71.8158.0985.53CC
114Bhutan71.7257.9185.53CC
115Cambodia71.5857.6385.53CC
116Dominican Republic71.5657.5985.53CC
117Guyana71.1956.8685.53CC
118Indonesia71.1856.8685.5CC
119Bolivia71.0956.8185.37CC
120Suriname71.0756.885.35CC
121Myanmar70.8756.5485.2CC
122Iraq70.8456.4885.2CC
123Kiribati70.7456.3685.13CC
124Djibouti70.6756.2285.12CC
125Gabon70.4156.1384.69CC
126São Tomé and Príncipe69.645584.29CC
127Namibia69.5654.9284.2CC
128South Africa69.2954.5684.03CC
129Guatemala68.5853.5483.62CC
130Solomon Islands68.3953.2383.56CC
131Rwanda68.1252.7483.51C
132Vanuatu67.8252.3683.29C
133Ghana67.3851.7683C
134Equatorial Guinea67.0451.0983C
135Timor-Leste66.9351.0582.81C
136Senegal66.6951.0182.38C
137Laos65.6249.9481.3C
138Kenya65.249.9180.5C
139The Gambia64.5449.1979.89C
140Comoros64.4149.0279.8C
141eSwatini6348.4677.54C
142Bangladesh61.7946.6776.92C
143Nepal61.5946.6476.54C
144Tanzania59.4744.9274.02C
145Zimbabwe58.943.7974.02C
146Eritrea58.8243.6274.02C
147Zambia57.0942.5371.65C
148Sudan56.6342.4570.82C
149Congo56.3242.1970.45C
150Haiti56.0141.9470.09C
151Uganda55.5841.7769.4DDD
152Ethiopia55.2641.768.82DDD
153Mauritania (Islamic Republic of)55.1141.5268.7DDD
154Togo55.0241.3968.65DDD
155Burundi54.8141.3968.23DDD
156Cameroon54.6141.1768.06DDD
157Yemen54.4641.167.83DDD
158Papua New Guinea54.2240.8467.6DDD
159Lesotho53.8140.8166.82DDD
160Angola53.640.7766.43DDD
161Côte d’Ivoire53.1540.6165.69DDD
162Burkina Faso52.8340.1965.47DDD
163Malawi52.7540.0665.44DDD
164Madagascar52.6140.0165.22DDD
165Guinea-Bissau52.3939.9864.8DDD
166Liberia52.0139.9264.11DD
167Mozambique51.9839.9164.06DD
168Democratic Republic of the Congo51.3738.9363.82DD
169Benin51.338.7963.81DD
170South Sudan51.138.5663.64DD
171Nigeria50.9638.4863.45D
172Guinea50.8338.2863.39D
173Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)50.838.2363.38D
174Mali50.7438.2263.27D
175Afghanistan (Islamic Republic of)50.6638.2163.11D
176Sierra Leone50.5738.0863.06D
177Somalia50.4137.7763.05D
178Niger50.2537.5662.94D
179Central African Republic49.3537.361.41D
180Chad48.7736.6560.89D

Chad has been crowned the worst country in the world for a child to be born in for 2020, while the Central African Republic and Niger placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The 2020 rankings placed Somalia in 4th ahead of Sierra Leone into 5th; while Afghanistan ranked 6th and Mali 7th. Overall, among the top ten worst countries in the world for a child to be born in for 2020, the 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by Pakistan, Guinea, and Nigeria.

Anna Papadopoulos
Anna Papadopoulos is an associate editor and oversees the global editorial division of CEOWORLD magazine, setting up the team structure and ensuring global alignment and cohesion in strategy. Working on a range of topics from fashion, higher education, travel, and lifestyle. Write at anna-papadopoulos@ceoworld.biz
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