Malta is one of the 30 countries which most contribute to humanity, according to Business Insider magazine.

The Good Country Index ranked 125 nations based on how much they do for others globally in seven areas: science and technology, culture, international peace and security, world order, planet and climate, prosperity and equality, and health and well being.

The ranking was created by merging of 35 data sets produced by organizations like the UN, WHO, and UNESCO over a period of nearly 3-years.

"What I mean by a 'good country' is a country that contributes to the greater good," Simon Anholt, an independent policy advisor who made the index, told Business Insider. "We’ve given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between."

Ireland occupied top spot followed by Finland and Switzerland.

Malta was in 23rd position, behind the United States Costa Rica and ahead of Chile

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