The Africa Launch of the 2023 Global Peace Index
As a think tank, IPSS regularly organizes report launches to call attention to the most recent and highly relevant reports (not solely related to peace and security) published by international and/or regional organisations with direct and indirect impact on peace and security in Africa. In line with this, it has collaborated with the Institute for Economics and Peace to launch the 2023 version of its Global Peace Index. This concept note is developed to guide this launch. .
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an annual report that provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of peace in countries and regions around the world. The GPI measures the level of peace based on a range of indicators, including levels of violence, political instability, and military spending.
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. It is the flagship annual report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their relative levels of peacefulness. The report presents the most comprehensive data-driven trends analysis to date on peace, the economic value of peace, and how to develop peaceful societies. Like previous editions, the 2023 GPI is an authoritative, editorially independent, and evidence-based annual ranking of 163 of the world’s countries according to their relative levels of peace. The report also provides high-level analysis and insight incorporating the factors affecting the world’s peacefulness and that have a bearing on peace in the future. The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators, and measures the state of peace. In addition to presenting the findings from the 2023 GPI, the GPI includes analysis of trends in Positive Peace i.e. the attitudes, institutions, and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies.