Institute for
Economics & Peace

Our mission is to help create a world that is more peaceful and fulfilling for the majority of the people on the planet, by using data driven research to show that peace is a positive, tangible and achievable measure of human well‑being.

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About the Institute

The Institute for Economics and Peace aims to create a paradigm shift in the way the world thinks about peace. We do this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and fragility, and understanding Positive Peace.

Our research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non‑governmental organisations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations. The Institute is headquartered in Sydney with offices in 6 countries, and our research achieves over 20 billion media impressions across 150 countries each year.


IEP is best known for its annual publications the Global Peace Index, the Global Terrorism Index and the Positive Peace Report. IEP also conducts peace and data consulting for a range of high-profile clients including the United Nations, World Bank, OECD and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT).


IEP Partnerships are dedicated to activating IEP’s Positive Peace framework through workshops, projects and programs; Events such as presentation and symposiums; IEP Ambassadors program and Positive Peace Academy. Partner organisations vary from policy level to community organisations.


While IEP’s strong reputation was built on the quality of its research, a clear focus on communication helped develop its internationally recognised brand. Through use of descriptive statistics, data visualisation and clear writing, IEP prides itself as a world leader in actionable research insight.


Headquartered in Sydney, IEP maintains offices in New
York, Mexico City, Brussels, The Hague and Harare. IEP's regional offices undertake high level speaking events to governments, education and business as well as high profile events at institutions such as the House of Lords, the Vatican, and the United Nations.

Vision of Humanity

The crises currently engulfing the world are truly global in nature. Without peace we will be unable to achieve the levels of cooperation, inclusiveness and social equity required to begin solving these challenges, let alone empower the international institutions needed to regulate them. Vision of Humanity is a destination for peace and development for people who want to see change take place. Visit the website at


IEP produces an extensive range of free peace and economic resources. Click below to discover global peace indexes, download research reports, and sign up for the Positive Peace Academy.

Contact us

Headquartered in Sydney, IEP maintains offices in New York, Mexico City, Brussels, The Hague and Harare. Please contact us regarding media opportunities, partnership opportunities, data requests and general enquiries using the form below. We aim to respond within 24 hours.

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