Beyond GDP: Measuring and achieving global genuine progress

Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Carol Franco, Philip Lawn, John Talberth, Tim Jackson, Camille Aylmer Ecological Economics 93 (2013) 57–68 While GPI is not the perfect economic welfare indicator, new research shows it is a far better approximation than GDP. Authors conclude that development policies need to shift to better account …

Structures of Peace: Identifying What Leads to Peaceful Societies

The Structures of Peace is a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors that create a peaceful society. This conceptual framework has been derived from an empirical and statistical analysis of the Global Peace Index (GPI). Over 300 cross country datasets were used to define the key economic, …