YEREVAN, June 24. / ARKA /. Armenia was given the 50th position among ‘the best countries” in the category "Science and Technology" and was recognized as the leader in this category among the three South Caucasus countries, according to Good Country Index rating, the first ever index, which ranks countries by combining 35 separate indicators from the United Nations, the World Bank and other international institutions.
In the category "Science and Technology" Armenia’s neighbors Georgia was ranked 63rd and Azerbaijan - 95th. The leaders of Good Country Index in this category were Great Britain, Austria and Cyprus. The outsiders were Libya, Angola and Iraq.
To create the list, researchers considered the size of a country's economy, and then assessed its global contributions to science and technology, culture, international peace and security, world order, the planet and climate, prosperity and equality, and the health and well-being of humanity.
Ireland secured the overall top spot by finishing in the top 10 in four of the seven categories and it was six places ahead of the UK and 20 ahead of the US. -0-