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06 Jun 2018 description

Measuring peace in a complex world: the 2018 Global Peace Index shows the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade.

15 Nov 2017 description

For the second year in a row, the total number of global deaths caused by terrorism has declined. The reduction in deaths is encouraging, but 2016 was also the third deadliest year since 2000.​

15 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This research brief, produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), presents new and ground-breaking approaches to forecasting and conceptualising the risk of conflict.

01 Jun 2017 description

The 2017 Global Peace Index finds that the world became more peaceful in the last year, however, over the last decade it has become significantly less peaceful.

05 Jan 2017 description
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The GTI measures the impact of terrorism in 163 countries. To account for the lasting effects of terrorism, each country is given a score that represents a five year weighted average.

05 Jan 2017 description
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The world's leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

21 Dec 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is the latest release by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) of its estimates of the economic impact of violence and conflict on the global economy. It provides an empirical basis to calculate the potential additional economic benefits from improvements in peace. Estimates of the economic impact of violence are provided for 163 countries and independent territories representing 99.5 per cent of the global economy and population.

31 Aug 2016 description

‘Positive Peace 2016’ presents a compilation of IEP’s most advanced research to-date. The report investigates the eight domains of Positive Peace, why they are important, and how they work together to reduce levels of violence and improve resilience and peacefulness.

The updated report places special emphasis on the systemic nature of peace, societal development and resilience, collating IEP’s best work to date on systems thinking and Positive Peace and its ability to affect change at a country level. Here are some of the highlights:

08 Jun 2016 description

The Global Peace Index Records a Historically Less Peaceful and More Unequal World

The 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows the world became less peaceful in the last year, reinforcing the underlying trend of declining peace over the last decade. Results also show a growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict.

17 Nov 2015 description

KEY FACTS

  • Deaths from terrorism increased 80% last year to the highest level ever, with 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013.

  • Boko Haram and ISIL were jointly responsible for 51% of all claimed global fatalities in 2014. 78% of all deaths and 57% of all attacks occurred in just five countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

  • Iraq continues to be the country most impacted by terrorism with 9,929 terrorist fatalities the highest ever recorded in a single country.

22 Oct 2015 description

This report introduces new thinking and evidence about Positive Peace: the attitudes, institutions and structures which create and sustain peaceful societies.

Positive Peace is a transformational approach to achieving development, resilience and peace. It offers an alternative perspective to identify and measure long-term investments that create an optimum environment for human potential to flourish.

17 Jun 2015 description

Le climat de paix atteint un niveau sans précédent en Europe Le Moyen-Orient sombre dans la violence

  • Le climat de violence a affecté l'économie mondiale à hauteur de 14,3 billions USD, soit 13,4 % du PIB mondial de l'année passée et l'équivalent des économies confondues du Brésil, du Canada, de la France, de l'Allemagne, de l'Espagne et du Royaume-Uni.

  • De nombreux pays de l'OCDE ont atteint des niveaux de paix historiques, favorisés par la baisse du taux d'homicides, des dépenses et des engagements militaires.

17 Jun 2015 description
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The 2015 Global Peace Index shows that the world is becoming increasingly divided with some countries enjoying unprecedented levels of peace and prosperity while others spiral further into violence and conflict.

The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.