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What is the Global Peace Index?

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The Global Peace Index measures the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness. This index is released by the Institute for Economics and Peace. IEP is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.

As per the report, there is a fall in the level of peace around the world, marking the fourth successive year of deteriorations. The 2018 report is the twelfth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) and it ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. The report reveals that 92 countries deteriorated while 71 countries improved their score.

The ten-year trend in peacefulness finds that global peacefulness has deteriorated by 2.38 percent since 2008. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region recorded an improvement in peacefulness for only the third time in the last eleven years. Qatar experienced the single largest deterioration in peacefulness.

Here is a table representing the global ranking of countries as per the 2018 report by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

RANK COUNTRY SCORE
1 Iceland 1.096
2 New Zealand 1.192
3 Austria 1.274
4 Portugal 1.318
5 Denmark 1.353
6 Canada 1.372
7 The Czech Republic 1.381
8 Singapore 1.382
9 Japan 1.391
10 Ireland 1.393
11 Slovenia 1.396
12 Switzerland 1.407
13 Australia 1.435
14 Sweden 1.502
15 Finland 1.506
16 Norway 1.519
17 Germany 1.531
17 Hungary 1.531
19 Bhutan 1.545
20 Mauritius 1.548
21 Belgium 1.56
22 Slovakia 1.568
23 Netherlands 1.574
24 Romania 1.596
25 Malaysia 1.619
26 Bulgaria 1.635
27 Croatia 1.639
28 Chile 1.649
29 Botswana 1.659
30 Spain 1.678
31 Latvia 1.689
32 Poland 1.727
33 Estonia 1.732
34 Taiwan 1.736
35 Sierra Leone 1.74
36 Lithuania 1.749
37 Uruguay 1.761
38 Italy 1.766
38 Madagascar 1.766
40 Costa Rica 1.767
41 Ghana 1.772
42 Kuwait 1.799
43 Namibia 1.806
44 Malawi 1.811
45 UAE 1.82
46 Laos 1.821
46 Mongolia 1.821
48 Zambia 1.822
49 South Korea 1.823
50 Panama 1.826
51 Tanzania 1.837
52 Albania 1.849
52 Senegal 1.849
54 Serbia 1.851
55 Indonesia 1.853
56 Qatar 1.869
57 United Kingdom 1.876
58 Montenegro 1.893
59 Timor-Leste 1.895
60 Vietnam 1.905
61 France 1.909
62 Cyprus 1.913
63 Liberia 1.931
64 Moldova 1.939
65 Equatorial Guinea 1.946
66 Argentina 1.947
67 Sri Lanka 1.954
68 Nicaragua 1.96
69 Benin 1.973
70 Kazakhstan 1.974
71 Morocco 1.979
72 Swaziland 1.98
73 Oman 1.984
74 Peru 1.986
75 Ecuador 1.987
76 The Gambia 1.989
77 Paraguay 1.997
78 Tunisia 1.998
79 Greece 2.02
80 Burkina Faso 2.029
81 Cuba 2.037
82 Guyana 2.043
83 Angola 2.048
84 Nepal 2.053
84 Trinidad & Tobago 2.053
86 Mozambique 2.056
87 Macedonia (FYR) 2.058
88 Haiti 2.064
89 Bosnia & Herzegovina 2.065
90 Jamaica 2.068
91 Dominican Republic 2.073
92 Kosovo 2.078
93 Bangladesh 2.084
94 Bolivia 2.092
95 Gabon 2.099
96 Cambodia 2.101
96 Guinea 2.101
98 Jordan 2.104
98 Togo 2.104
100 Papua New Guinea 2.109
101 Belarus 2.112
102 Georgia 2.13
103 Rwanda 2.14
104 Lesotho 2.144
104 Uzbekistan 2.144
106 Brazil 2.16
107 Uganda 2.168
108 Kyrgyz Republic 2.181
109 Algeria 2.182
110 Cote d’ Ivoire 2.207
111 Guatemala 2.214
112 China 2.243
113 Thailand 2.259
114 Tajikistan 2.266
115 Djibouti 2.269
116 El Salvador 2.275
116 Guinea-Bissau 2.275
118 Honduras 2.282
119 Turkmenistan 2.283
120 Armenia 2.287
121 USA 2.3
122 Myanmar 2.302
123 Kenya 2.354
124 Zimbabwe 2.326
125 South Africa 2.328
126 Rep of the Congo 2.343
127 Mauritania 2.355
128 Niger 2.359
129 Saudi Arabia 2.417
130 Bahrain 2.437
131 Iran 2.439
132 Azerbaijan 2.454
133 Cameroon 2.484
134 Burundi 2.488
135 Chad 2.498
136 India 2.504
137 Philippines 2.512
138 Eritrea 2.522
139 Ethiopia 2.524
140 Mexico 2.583
141 Palestine 2.621
142 Egypt 2.632
143 Venezuela 2.642
144 Mali 2.686
145 Colombia 2.729
146 Israel 2.764
147 Lebanon 2.778
148 Nigeria 2.873
149 Turkey 2.898
150 North Korea 2.95
151 Pakistan 3.079
152 Ukraine 3.113
153 Sudan 3.155
154 Russia 3.16
155 Central African Rep 3.236
156 Dem. Rep Congo 3.251
157 Libya 3.262
158 Yemen 3.305
159 Somalia 3.367
160 Iraq 3.425
161 South Sudan 3.508
162 Afghanistan 3.585
163 Syria 3.6

 

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