Institute for Economics and Peace

Founding Year: 2007

Staff: 16

Budget: AUD $5,389m (2019)

Steve Killelea (Founder & Executive Chairman)

The Institute for Economics and Peace “aims to create a paradigm shift in the way the world thinks about peace.” In fact, “by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country-level risk and fragility, and understanding Positive Peace” its seek to develop “metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value.” It also conducts research and education, generates dialogue, and publicise the output of its activities with a view to impacting the public agenda.



    • Global Peace Index 2020 – it “is the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.”
    • SDG16 Progress Report 2019 – It “presents the third in a series of yearly reports produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace on Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16), which measures peace, justice and strong institutions.”
    • Positive Peace Report 2019 – It “provides analysis of countries that are improving or deteriorating in Positive Peace, as well as the developmental factors that improve or deteriorate with changes in Positive Peace.”
    • Economic Value of Peace 2018 – It “provides an empirical basis for understanding the economic benefits resulting from
      improvements in peace.”


Institute for Economics and Peace contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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