Portugal: 18º País Mais Pacífico no Mundo
Pacífico e recomendado como um dos melhores lugares para estrangeiros viverem. No Top-20 dos países mais pacíficos do mundo, Portugal “has the low crime rates, great standards of living and a stable government. Plus, fascinating sandy beaches, golden plains and impressive mountains, a millennial heritage and vibrant cities make Portugal one of the best places to live in.”
Do you know which are the most peaceful countries in the world? Since 2007 each year, the Global Peace Index has been issued by the IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) and is a measurement of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness based on external and internal measures. Although it seems like the world is becoming more cruel, according to the Global Peace Index there are 20 most peaceful countries in the world.
You might be surprised to know that Portugal is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, but it’s true. The country has been a member of the EU for roughly 26 years and it forms a part of the European Monetary System and use the single European currency. Portugal is the world’s 43rd largest economy according to the World Bank and it has one of the highest GDP growth rates among the OECD countries. The country has the low crime rates, great standards of living and a stable government. Plus, fascinating sandy beaches, golden plains and impressive mountains, a millennial heritage and vibrant cities make Portugal one of the best places to live in.
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its seventh year, it ranks 162 nations according to their ‘absence of violence’.
The GPI is developed by IEP under the guidance of an international panel of independent experts with data collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
It is composed of 22 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the percentage of prison population.
The data is sourced from a wide range of respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various UN Agencies, peace institutes and the EIU. The index has been tested against a range of potential “drivers” or determinants of peace—including levels of democracy and transparency, education and national wellbeing.
The GPI is intended to contribute significantly to the public debate on peace. The project’s ambition is to go beyond a crude measure of wars—and systematically explore the texture of peace.
The Index is currently used by many international organisations, governments and NGOs including the World Bank, the OECD, and the United Nations.
Global Peace Index Interactive Map
The GPI has released a new interactive map that allows you to explore peace over time, compare up to three countries side by side, see how each country is doing according to the 23 indicators of peace and to visualise the socio-economic factors associated with peace. See the Global Peace Index interactive map.
2013 Global Peace Index
The 2013 Global Peace Index was launched on the 11th of June 2013. The seventh edition of the index found that the world has become less peaceful, with a rise in the number of homicides worldwide. See the results, highlights and download the report on the 2013 GPI Findings page.
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