Georgia Ranked 102nd in Global Peace Index 2018

Georgia has been ranked 102nd in the 12th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.

Georgia has 2.13 points, which is a deterioration of 4 positions compared with the previous year.

With its score, Georgia is the fourth in the region, after Moldova, Kazakhstan and Belarus. According to the report, Georgia is one of the countries that had one of the worst ratings in 2008 and it has significantly improved in the last 10 years. The improvement of positions is linked to the stability of the business environment and political situation in the country.

The GPI covers 99.7% of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarization.

The results of the 2018 GPI find that the global level of peace has deteriorated by 0.27% in the last year, marking the fourth successive year of deteriorations. 92 countries deteriorated, while 71 countries improved. The 2018 GPI reveals a world in which the tensions, conflicts, and crises that emerged in the past decade remain unresolved, especially in the Mddle East, resulting in this gradual, sustained fall in peacefulness.

By Thea Morrison


09 August 2018 11:00