The Global Peace Index, is out today and sees dramatic falls in middle east countries after the Arab spring - and unexpected rises in others. The economic impact of violence reached a total of US$14.3 trillion or 13.4% of global GDP last year. Qualitative indicators in the index have been scored by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s extensive team of country analysts, and gaps in the quantitative data have been filled by estimates by the same team. The biggest improvers were: Guinea-Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt and Benin. Globally the intensity of internal armed conflict has increased dramatically, with the number of people killed in conflicts rising over 3.5 times from 49,000 in 2010 to 180,000 in 2014. The region is home to 13 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 by the Institute for Economics and Peace … The most peaceful countries are Iceland, Denmark and Austria. and Venezuela (+7.55 per cent). Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation. This is most evident in nations affected by the Arab Spring where the likelihood of violent demonstrations, political instability and violent crime has been the main drivers of decreased peacefulness. Only two of the nine regions in the world became more peaceful over the past year. It's made up of 23 indicators, ranging from a nation's level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remained the world’s least peaceful region. 2020 Global Peace Index Rankings 8 Regional Overview 13 Improvements & Deteriorations 20 GPI Trends 26 GPI Domain Trends 28 Civil Unrest 32 The Economic Value of Peace 2019 42 Methodology at a Glance 50 What is Positive Peace? occurred in the Russia and Eurasia region, followed by North America. Please enable JavaScript to see this interactive data visualization. The 2011 data shows that: • Libya (143) saw the most significant drop – falling 83 places; Bahrain (123) dropped by 51 places – the second largest margin; while Egypt (73) dropped 24 places• Despite the decade long War on Terror, the likelihood of terrorist attacks has increased in the past year in 29 countries• Levels of military expenditure as a % of GDP are down and relations between neighbouring states have improved• 40% of the world's least peaceful countries, including Sudan (151) and Somalia (153) at the bottom, are in Sub-Saharan Africa• Iraq is no longer at the bottom, for the first time in five years. This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008. Ukraine suffered the second largest deterioration: following a popular revolution which brought down the administration of Viktor Yanukovych, Russia moved to destabilise the country, meaning it scored poorly on organised conflict indicators. It is joined The index has been tested against a range of potential "drivers" or determinants of peace—including levels of democracy and transparency, education and national wellbeing. 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. See how the data's changed over time, We have switched off comments on this old version of the site. GLOBAL PEACE INDEX 2020 | 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This is the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global … It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen. Copyright 2011 Click heading to sort table. This map shows the Global Peace Index (GPI) rankings for the 162 countries around the world in indicators covering crime, terrorism, government, democracy and respect for human rights. Download this data, Data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian, • Search the world's government data with our gateway, • Search the world's global development data with our gateway, • Flickr Please post your visualisations and mash-ups on our Flickr group• Contact us at, • Get the A-Z of data• More at the Datastore directory• Follow us on Twitter• Like us on Facebook, Global Peace Index for 2011 shows dramatic falls and rises in world peace. Steve Killilea of the IEP says it's a dramatic year: Overall, the levels of global peacefulness have fallen only slightly. This is the ninth deterioration in peacefulness in the last twelve years, Armenia (-5.41 per cent), Bahrain (-4.78 per cent), Belgium (-3.48 per cent) and Mongolia Top five countries with the largest deteriorations in peace are 2019 Global Peace Index Rankings 8 Regional Overview 13 Improvements & Deteriorations 20 GPI Trends 26 Peace Perceptions 32 Climate Change and Peace 43 Results 58 Methodoogy at a glance 63 The new year is already here and so is the 2019 Global Finance ranking of safest countries in the world. The data comes from various sources, including the International Institute for Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various bits of the UN offices and Peace Institutes and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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