A report released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, has ranked Uganda as the happiest nation in the East African region.
According to the report titled ‘ World Happiness Report 2022’, Uganda ranked 117th globally with an average score of 4.6 making it the best ranked country in the East African region. In the same region, Uganda was followed by Kenya which ranked 119, two positions lower than Uganda while Tanzania came in third position at 139 globally.
Meanwhile, Rwanda ranked the least happy country in the region at position 143.
Globally, Finland ranked the happiest nation while Afghanistan ranked the least happy country.
The report, uses global survey data to report how people evaluate their own lives in 146 countries worldwide, revealing a bright light in dark times amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The measurement of happiness relied on three main well being indicators which included life evaluations, positive emotions, and negative emotions (described in the report as positive and negative affect).