Number of Deaths from Organised Conflict (External) is one of the 23 indicators of peace measured by the Global Peace Index. It is an 'external' indicator of peace, meaning it measures peace outside a country.
Number of Deaths from Organised Conflict (External) is a quantitative assessment of the number of fatalities occurring as a direct result of armed conflict between the government of a state and at least one another party external to the country. The conflict must be over either control of government or territory.
Number of Deaths from Organised Conflict (External) is scored on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the least and 5 the most.
In countries that score 1, there were between 0-23 battle-related deaths from external organised conflict.
In countries that score 5, there were 10,000 or more battle-related deaths from external organised conflict.
Deaths from Conflict (External) is a quantitative assessment from the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset, a joint project between the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO).
The Global Peace Index is comprised of 23 indicators that measure the existence or absence of violence or the fear of violence. These include:
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict
Societal safety and security
Find out more about how the Global Peace Index is constructed, what it measures and what the results show in the Global Peace Index Report.Related Articles
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. Find out more about how the index is constructed, a description of the indicators and the scores.
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