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The Global Peace Index aims at making the data comparable over time in order to shed more light into the mechanisms that nurture and sustain peace and in the 2007 has worked to quantify the peacefulness of countries and to identify potential drivers of peace. It It was founded by Steve Killelea, an Australian international technology entrepreneur and philanthropist, with the aim to contribute significantly to the public debate on peace and it is maintained by the Institute for Economics and Peace and developed in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from peace institutes and think tanks with data collected and analysed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
== Methodology and Data ==
The Index is composed of qualitative and quantitative indicators from a wide range of highly respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, various UN entities and peace institutes and the Economist Intelligence Unit. It combines factors internal to a country and external to it. The indicators are divided into three key thematic categories. All of the indicators have been banded on a scale of 1‐5 and qualitative indicators in the index have been cored by the Economist Intelligence Unit's extensive team of country analysts.
*'''5 measures of ongoing conflict '''such as: number of conflicts fought 2000‐2005 and number of deaths from organized conflict
*'''10 measures of societal safety and security '''including: number of displaced people, potential for terrorist acts, number of homicides, number of jailed population
*'''9 measures of militarization '''such as: military expenditure, number of armed of access to small service personnel, ease weapons.
*Overall score weighted '''60% for internal peace '''and '''40% for external peace'''