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Global Peace Index (GPI) and India



  Jun 05, 2024

Global Peace Index (GPI) and India


 
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1. What is the Global Peace Index (GPI)?

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an annual report by the Institute for Economics and Peace that evaluates the peacefulness of 163 countries and territories based on factors such as social safety, security, ongoing conflicts, and militarization.

2. Which countries are the most peaceful according to the GPI 2023?

The top 10 most peaceful countries in the world according to the GPI 2023 are:

Rank Country Score
1 Iceland 1.124
2 Denmark 1.31
3 Ireland 1.312
4 New Zealand 1.313
5 Austria 1.316
6 Singapore 1.332
7 Portugal 1.333
8 Slovenia 1.334
9 Japan 1.336
10 Switzerland 1.339

3. How does the GPI assess the peacefulness of a country?

The GPI measures the state of peace across three key domains: social safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and militarization. These factors contribute to a nation’s overall level of peace.

4. How has India performed in the GPI rankings?

India has shown slight improvement in its GPI ranking. In 2023, India ranked 126 out of 163 countries, with an overall score of 2.31. In previous years, India ranked 139 in GPI 2020 and 141 in GPI 2019.

5. Where is the Institute for Economics and Peace located?

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The IEP is a global think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyze peace and to quantify its economic benefits.

6. Why are these countries considered the most peaceful?

These countries consistently demonstrate a commitment to maintaining stability, promoting economic growth, and fostering a culture of peace and understanding. They have low levels of violence, effective governance, and strong social safety nets.


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