Wikiprogress Africa

This blog is written and maintained by the Wikiprogress Africa Network. This network, hosted by the OECD, aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing on measuring progress and well-being in an African context.

Ce blog est administré et mis à jour par le réseau Wikiprogress Africa. Ce réseau, hébergé par l'OCDE, est une plateforme axée sur le partage de connaissances dans le domaine de la mesure du progrès et du bien-être des sociétés africaines.

mardi 11 juin 2013

Global Peace Index 2013

The 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI )-7th edition) shows that the world has become less peaceful, with a sharp rise in the number of homicides. The GPI measures peace in 162 countries according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence of violence and fear of violence. 

The 2013 Global Peace Index results follow the pattern of the decrease of peace levels since 2008 (by 5% since).  The nature of conflicts has drastically changed: interstate conflicts and hostilities have fallen but there has been a surge of interstate conflicts. The results show that that 110 states have become less peaceful and that 48 have become more so.

Among the highlights of this year's GPI:


  • The levels of peace have drastically decreased in Côte d'Ivoire (due to post-2010 tensions) and in Burkina Faso (due to recurrent army mutinies).

  • Libya has moved up three places in the global rankings as the uncertainty of the revolution is receding. Chad also continues to witness improvements after the end of its civil war in 2010, and has moved up four places as a result.

  • The economic impact of containing violence cost $9.46 trillion in 2012, equivalent to 11% of global GDP and the double of the world's agricultural production.
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