Global indices have proliferated in recent years, offering citizens, academics, and policymakers ways to measure change in the world. Conflict, corruption, gender discrimination, human rights, happiness, peace, and other phenomena were once thought too difficult to assess by statistical means. However, over the past few decades universities, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral institutions have developed data-driven assessments for these abstract ideas. These indices give us approximations of where goals have been achieved and where more work needs to be done.
In this updated edition of the International Peace Institute’s Catalogue of Indices, more than 70 indices and indicators have been categorized into eight themes listed in the menu below. Each index is accompanied by an interactive map, summary, score range, sortable data table, as well as links to primary data, methodologies, and reports.
Select an index from the menu, hover over the countries with your mouse for scores, and navigate through the index years by clicking the previous, next, and play buttons or by pressing the left and right arrows on your keyboard.