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Global Terrorism Index : IEP

Global Terrorism Index : IEP

The tenth Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report was published by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) showing global trends and patterns in terrorism.

  • IEP: The Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Est. 2008; HQ: Sydney, Australia
  • It is a global think tank.
  • It studies the relationship between peace, business, and prosperity, and seeks to promote an understanding of the cultural, economic, and political factors that drive peacefulness.

Key findings:

  • Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year though violence has declined
  • The report excluded acts of state repression by the Taliban
  • South Asia remains the region with the worst average GTI score
  • Deadliest terrorist groups in the world in 2022: Islamic State (IS); Al-Shabaab; Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), and Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM)
  • Climate change is helping terrorist groups to raise funds, propagandize and recruit people
  • India remained at 13th while Pakistan ranked 6th (more terror-prone)