Appendix 2B. The Global Peace Index 2009
The Global Peace Index (GPI) seeks to determine what cultural attributes and institutions are associated with states of peace. It ranks 144 countries by their relative states of peace using 23 indicators.
The most and least peaceful states, 2009
Small, stable and democratic countries are consistently ranked highly. Island states also generally fare well.
Clyde McConaghy (Australia) is Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace.