The best and worst rich country to be a child in

Each year, the UN-backed children’s organization UNICEF releases a report card, assessing how well countries around the world are meeting the needs of their children. The study is limited to “rich countries,” or strictly those with high- and middle-income economies.

There are 16 Sustainability Development Goals in the study, ranging from ending poverty and hunger, to achieving gender equality, to making cities safer. While the targets are ambitious, they’re part of an agreement made by the 41 included nations in 2015. You can read the full list of key indicators in the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 14. Each country is then given an overall ranking based on how successfully it is addressing each of these goals.

Click through to see which countries ranked well, and which still have room for improvement.

<p>No. 41: Chile<br> (Francisco Osorio/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 41: Chile
(Francisco Osorio/Flickr)

<p>No. 40: Bulgaria<br> (Donald Judge/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 40: Bulgaria
(Donald Judge/Flickr)

<p>No. 39: Romania<br> (Nice Buculei/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 39: Romania
(Nice Buculei/Flickr)

<p>No. 38: Mexico<br> (Darij & Ana/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 38: Mexico
(Darij & Ana/Flickr)

<p>No. 37: United States<br> (Shelby Bell/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 37: United States
(Shelby Bell/Flickr)

<p>No. 36: Turkey<br> (ccarlstead/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 36: Turkey
(ccarlstead/Flickr)

<p>No. 35: Israel<br> (Vadim Lavrusik/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 35: Israel
(Vadim Lavrusik/Flickr)

<p>No. 34: New Zealand<br> (Phillip Capper/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 34: New Zealand
(Phillip Capper/Flickr)

<p>No. 33: Lituania<br> (Petras Gagilas/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
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No. 33: Lituania
(Petras Gagilas/Flickr)

<p>No. 32: Hungary<br> (Andras Csore/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 32: Hungary
(Andras Csore/Flickr)

<p>No. 31: Greece<br> (Oleg/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 31: Greece
(Oleg/Flickr)

<p>No. 30: Slovakia<br> (Jozef Turoci/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 30: Slovakia
(Jozef Turoci/Flickr)

<p>No. 29: Malta<br> (Peter Grima/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 29: Malta
(Peter Grima/Flickr)

<p>No. 28: Latvia<br> (Rolands Lakis/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 28: Latvia
(Rolands Lakis/Flickr)

<p>No. 27: Cyprus<br> (Leonid Mamchenkov/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 27: Cyprus
(Leonid Mamchenkov/Flickr)

<p>No. 26: Belgium<br> (Eddy Van 3000/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 26: Belgium
(Eddy Van 3000/Flickr)

<p>No. 25: Canada<br> (Krystian Olszanski/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 25: Canada
(Krystian Olszanski/Flickr)

<p>No. 24: Italy<br> (Stefano Mortellaro/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 24: Italy
(Stefano Mortellaro/Flickr)

<p>No. 23: Poland<br> (Alicja/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 23: Poland
(Alicja/Flickr)

<p>No. 22: Croatia<br> (Oleg Sidorenko/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 22: Croatia
(Oleg Sidorenko/Flickr)

<p>No. 21: Australia<br> (James Stewart/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 21: Australia
(James Stewart/Flickr)

<p>No. 20: Czech Republic<br> (Marketa/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 20: Czech Republic
(Marketa/Flickr)

<p>No. 19: France<br> (Fabrizio Morando/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 19: France
(Fabrizio Morando/Flickr)

<p>No. 18: Portugal<br> (Pedro Ribeiro Simões/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 18: Portugal
(Pedro Ribeiro Simões/Flickr)

<p>No. 17: Estonia<br> (Tauno Tõhk/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 17: Estonia
(Tauno Tõhk/Flickr)

<p>No. 16: Spain<br> (Andre Deak/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 16: Spain
(Andre Deak/Flickr)

<p>No. 15: Austria<br> (Bad Kleinkirchheim/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 15: Austria
(Bad Kleinkirchheim/Flickr)

<p>No. 14: Luxembourg<br> (Kathleen Conklin/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 14: Luxembourg
(Kathleen Conklin/Flickr)

<p>No. 13: United Kingdom<br> (Dom Pates/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 13: United Kingdom
(Dom Pates/Flickr)

<p>No. 12: Japan<br> Flickr) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 12: Japan
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<p>No. 11: Ireland<br> (Department of Children and Youth Affairs Ireland/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 11: Ireland
(Department of Children and Youth Affairs Ireland/Flickr)

<p>No. 10: Netherlands<br> (Hans Splinter/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 10: Netherlands
(Hans Splinter/Flickr)

<p>No. 9: Slovenia<br> (Lars Ploughmann/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 9: Slovenia
(Lars Ploughmann/Flickr)

<p>No. 8: Republic of Korea<br> (Henri Bergius/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 8: Republic of Korea
(Henri Bergius/Flickr)

<p>No. 7: Switzerland<br> (Oleg Sidorenko/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 7: Switzerland
(Oleg Sidorenko/Flickr)

<p>No. 6: Iceland<br> (Bill Ward/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 6: Iceland
(Bill Ward/Flickr)

<p>No. 5: Finland<br> (Pete/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 5: Finland
(Pete/Flickr)

<p>No. 4: Sweden<br> (Daniel Hansson/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 4: Sweden
(Daniel Hansson/Flickr)

<p>No. 3: Denmark<br> (Lars Ploughmann/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 3: Denmark
(Lars Ploughmann/Flickr)

<p>No. 2: Germany<br> (Sascha Kohlmann/<span>Flickr</span>) </p>
Best and worst rich countries to be a child in

No. 2: Germany
(Sascha Kohlmann/Flickr)

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