Displaced People 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.
Displaced People is a quantitative assessment which measures the percentage of a country’s nationals who are internally displaced or are refugees in another territory.
Displaced People is scored on a scale from 1 (fewest displaced people) to 5 (most displaced people).
In countries that score 1, less than 1.5% of the population are internally displaced or are refugees.
In countries that score 5, greater than 12.15% of the population are internally displaced or are refugees.
Displaced People is a quantitative assessment compiled using data from the UNHCR Statistical Yearbook and the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
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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