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POSITIVE PEACE INDEX

Designer: Institute for Economics and Peace (Australia); Locations: 163 index countries; Years: 2014–present

Challenging the vast amount of research devoted to conflict, an Australian think tank instead explores the drivers of peace with an aim to shift “the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.” The organization has designed a set of tools to measure peace around the world, including a Positive Peace Index, which provides a yearly snapshot of the level of positive peace—the attitudes, institutions, and social structures that create and sustain peaceful societies—around the globe. The index identifies factors that help to make societies resilient to economic, political, and environmental turmoil and more adaptable to a changing world.

Image: 2022 Positive Peace Index; Designer: Institute for Economics and Peace (Sydney, Australia); Credit: IEP