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Asia Peace Index Classification


Measuring peace at a global and national level allows to assess the social, political and economic factors that create stability.


The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading indicator of national peacefulness, it ranks 163 countries according to their levels of peace. The measurement is developed every year by the Institute of Economics and Peace.

GPI includes three main thematic domains when measuring peace:

  1. the level of Societal Safety and Security,

  2. the extent of Ongoing Domestic and

  3. International Conflict, and the degree of Militarisation.

According to the Institute of Economics and Peace, countries are classified in five distinct groups based on the values of GPI (between 1 as most peaceful and 5 as the least peaceful) as following:

  • Very High GPI values between 1 and 1.5;

  • High GPI values between 1.5 and 2;

  • Medium GPI values between 2 and 2.3;

  • Low GPI values between 2.3 and 2.7;

  • Very Low GPI values greater than 2.7

The results of 2017 GPI suggest that the global level of peace has slightly improved last year by 0.28 percent, with 93 countries improving, while 68 deteriorating