- 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 2010
Table 2B.2. Countries with the greatest change in Global Peace Index score, 2009–10
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 2010 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 149 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.
Tim Macintyre (Australia) is Head of Global Research at the Institute for Economics and Peace, which produces the Global Peace Index.
Camilla Schippa (Italy) is a Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace, where she manages the development of the Global Peace Index as well as the research carried out internationally on and around the index.