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Over the last decade, the GDP growth of countries that improved in peace was seven times higher than that of countries that deteriorated in peace. Russia had the second largest deterioration after Armenia.

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For the first time in modern history, refugees made up almost 1 per cent of the global population in — greater than the population of the UK or nearly half the population of Russia. Australia had the second largest deterioration due to higher levels of incarceration and higher levels of militarisation.

The economic impact of violence increased by 2 per cent during due to increases in the cost of conflict and internal security expenditures, with the largest increases being in security spending occurring in China, Russia and South Africa.

The broad trend in Europe has been a convergence in peace with the most peaceful, predominately those in Western Europe, declining in peacefulness, while those with weaker scores, many of them in Eastern Europe, improving.

The report covers We begin with a series of talks from our recent Omidyar Network Summit, a meeting of our global team held this fall in Silicon Valley.

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Sub-Saharan Africa was home to four of the five largest improvements in peacefulness, the Gambia, Liberia, Burundi, Senegal. All three domains deteriorated over the last year. At Omidyar Network, we are constantly trying to understand where the big opportunities are, how we can accelerate solutions, and what the pitfalls may be as we attempt to help solve massive emerging issues. These indicators are grouped into three key domains:??? The inequality of peace in South Asia continued to widen over the year, with the least peaceful nations??? And we know from our own experience that the best way to learn is from each other — sharing knowledge, experience, and points of view so we can all make progress faster. Average country military expenditure as a percentage of GDP has continued its decade long decline, with countries spending less. Europe, the most peaceful region, has also suffered with 23 of the 36 countries deteriorating in peace in the last year, which is predominately the result of increasing political tensions and deteriorating relations between countries.??? The biggest challenge to peace in Central America and the Caribbean is crime and corruption. Bhutan and Sri Lanka??? Six of the nine regions of the world deteriorated in peacefulness with the four most peaceful regions, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and South America, all deteriorating too.

At Omidyar Network, we are constantly trying to understand where the big opportunities are, how we can accelerate solutions, and what the pitfalls may be as we attempt to help solve massive emerging issues. Russia and Eurasia remained in seventh place despite a slight deterioration in the overall score.

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In the last decade, 61 per cent of the countries in Europe deteroriated, due to higher levels of political instability, increased impact from terrorism, and increased perceptions of criminality. Europe, the most peaceful region, has also suffered with 23 of the 36 countries deteriorating in peace in the last year, which is predominately the result of increasing political tensions and deteriorating relations between countries.??? Read the report. Australia had the second largest deterioration due to higher levels of incarceration and higher levels of militarisation. We have progressed on many fronts in the last decade but reaching greater peacefulness in the world has remained elusive. Russia had the second largest deterioration after Armenia. Sub-Saharan Africa was home to four of the five largest improvements in peacefulness, the Gambia, Liberia, Burundi, Senegal. At Omidyar Network, we are constantly trying to understand where the big opportunities are, how we can accelerate solutions, and what the pitfalls may be as we attempt to help solve massive emerging issues. Please share these talks with others and contribute your thoughts so we can all benefit and accelerate our collective impact. The long-term economic benefits that flow from peace are of particular interest in this year???
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