Turn­ing safe

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

Ac­cord­ing to the Global Peace In­dex (GPI) Re­port, Nepal is the safest place to live in South Asia, af­ter Bhutan. The Re­port, re­leased by the Aus­tralia-based In­sti­tute for Eco­nom­ics and Peace, in­di­cated that Nepal has been grad­u­ally turn­ing into a safer place as peace in­di­ca­tors in the Hi­malayan coun­try have im­proved con­sid­er­ably.

The GPI 2014 re­port ranks Nepal in the 76th place with a GPI score of 1.99. The coun­try was ranked 95in 2011. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Nepal scored 1.8 of 5 points at the level of mil­i­ta­riza­tion while 2.5 and 1.4 marks on so­ci­ety and se­cu­rity, re­spec­tively. Nepal has been in­cluded in GPI since 2009. The In­dex had listed 149 coun­tries in 2010 and 153 in 2011, 158 in 2012 and 2013. The data is col­lected from a wide range of sources, in­clud­ing the In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute of Strate­gic Stud­ies, the World Bank, var­i­ous UN Agen­cies, peace in­sti­tutes and the EIU.

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