Global Peace Index 2021

15th edition of Global Peace Index (GPI) was announced by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Sydney.

Key Points

  • GPI is world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.
  • Index ranks 163 independent states and territories as per level of their peacefulness.
  • Report provides a comprehensive data-driven analysis on trends in peace, its economic value and recommends on how to develop peaceful societies.

How countries were ranked?

  • Iceland is most peaceful country worldwide since 2008.
  • Iceland is joined by other top countries like Denmark, New Zealand, Portugal and Slovenia.
  • Afghanistan is the least peaceful country again for fourth consecutive year.
  • Afghanistan is followed by Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq.

India and its neighbor

  • India has moved up by two position from its last year’s ranking. It has become 135th most peaceful country while, 5th in South Asia region.
  • Bhutan and Nepal are first and second most peaceful in this region.
  • Bangladesh was 91th out of 163 countries across the world while being 3rd in South Asia.
  • Sri Lanka slipped by 19 position to become 95th peaceful country while, 4th in South Asia region.
  • Pakistan witnessed the most improvement in peacefulness with 150th rank globally and 6th in South Asia region.




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