According to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s World Happiness Report 2022, Uganda is the happiest country in East Africa.
This year’s research combines global survey data to show how people in 146 countries evaluate their own lives, shining a bright light in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The measurement of happiness in the World Happiness Report 2022 was based on three key well-being indicators: life evaluations, positive emotions, and negative emotions (described in the report as positive and negative affect).
Uganda was placed 117th globally, with an average score of 4.6, making it the best-ranked country in the East African area, according to the survey.
Uganda was followed by Kenya, which was placed 119, two places lower than Uganda, and Tanzania, which was ranked third and 139th globally.
Rwanda, on the other hand, was voted the least happy country in the region at number 143, up from position 147 last year.
Finland was named the happiest country in the world, while Afghanistan was named the unhappiest.