- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
II. Highlights and changes
III. Methodology and data sources
IV. Investigating the set of potential determinants
Table 2B.1. The Global Peace Index 2009
Table 2B.2. Countries with the greatest change in Global Peace Index rank, 2008–2009
Table 2B.3. Measures of ongoing domestic and international conflict
Table 2B.4. Measures of societal safety and security
Table 2B.5. Measures of militarization
Table 2B.6. Correlation between the Global Peace Index and the indicators of peace and its possible determinants
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.
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.