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Malaysia moves up in Global Peace Index ranking to 18th

The Institute for Economics and Peace aims to create a paradigm shift in the way the world thinks about peace. They do this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and fragility, and understanding Positive Peace.  Their research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non ‑ governmental organisations, and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank, and the United Nations.

Recently, IEP published the 16th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data – driven analysis to – date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies. The GPI covers 163 countries comprising 99.7% of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.

This year, Malaysia moved up in rank by four spots to 18th in the world, and 4th in the Asia – Pacific region (after New Zealand, Singapore, and Japan) on the GPI.  In Europe, the Netherlands ranked 15th (21st overall, up by two from the 2021 listing).

(Source: The Institute for Economics & Peace)

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