Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Global Peace Index

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released the 2009 Global Peach Index, which ranks nations in terms of peace and national harmony based on internal and external conflict and the presence of, or lack of, structures and institutions that help create and maintain peace.  According to the 2009 overview...

"The index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from respected sources, which combine internal and external factors ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. These indicators were selected by an international panel of experts including academics and leaders of peace institutions."  

If only we, the people, cared about winning this competition as badly as we care about "our team" winning the Super Bowl each year.


2 comments:

Tony said...

Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

Dear Okapi's Lair,

Just to introduce myself, my name's Ellie and I'm writing on behalf of the Global Peace Index (GPI).

First of all we would like to sincerely thank you for previously including the GPI in your blog in the past. Your concise discussion on the nature of the index and contextualisation of its findings in your article "Global Peace Index", is extremely effective and evidences thorough research.

As you'll be aware, the GPI is a ground-breaking piece of research in the study of peace, which not only ranks nations by their peacefulness but also seeks to identify the drivers of peace. Now in its fourth year, the Index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think tank dedicated to the research and education of the relationship between economic development, business and peace. It is collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

We're getting in touch to alert you to the fact that the next Global Peace Index will be launched on June 8th 2010. We'll be providing you with further information closer to the time - unless you tell us that you'd rather not hear from us again - but thought you might appreciate the heads-up in the meantime.

You might want to join us on Facebook too:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Global-Peace-Index/92288319748?ref=ts

and follow us on Twitter

http://twitter.com/GlobPeaceIndex

If you've got any thought or questions about the Index, our methodology, or our organisation, please get in touch. We hope you find our research interesting and informative, and look forward to sharing this year's findings with you in a few weeks' time.

Best Wishes,

Ellie Kirby - updates@visionofhumanity.org