December 21, 2016, report from the Institute of Economics and Peace


This report is the latest release by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) of its estimates of the economic impact of violence and conflict on the global economy. It provides an empirical basis to calculate the potential additional economic benefits from improvements in peace. Estimates of the economic impact of violence are provided for 163 countries and independent territories representing 99.5 percent of the global economy and population.

The report is broken into three main sections:

• Section 1. Conceptual background on the economic cost of violence and value of peace.

• Section 2. Results and trends broken into global results, regional trends and trends on the economic impact of different indicators of violence and conflict.

• Section 3. Comparison of containment and prevention costs to losses from violence measuring the economic losses across different government types and countries according to their levels of Positive Peace.

Read the full report here.