Are Tunisians happier in 2016? On the sidelines of the UN Happiness Day observed on March 20, the new World Happiness Report 2016 by the UN was released.
The report by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network places Tunisia in 98th place out of 158 countries in the ranking of happiness around the world.
The study conducted among 3,000 people, with researchers John Helliwell of the Canadian university UBC (University of British Columbia), and Richard Layard of the London School of Economics, is based on many indicators namely healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, welfare, confidence (measured by the perception of corruption and finally feeling to make life choices.)
In the Maghreb, Algeria (38th), Libya (67th) and Morocco (90th) are happier than Tunisia, well ahead in the rankings. Only Mauritania is worst (130th).