The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.

IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measuring peace; and uncovering the relationships between business, peace and prosperity as well as promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that create peace.

IEP has offices in Sydney, New York, Brussels, and Mexico City. It works with a wide range of partners internationally and collaborates with intergovernmental organizations on measuring and communicating the economic value of peace.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

To release an annual, global SDG16 data audit. The objective of SDG16 is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels. It is the most ambitious Sustainable Development Goal and faces unique practical challenges in its measurement and implementation. IEP’s annual report analyzes how SDG16 can be measured through data from both government and third party organizations. This is a crucial step in understanding National Statistical Office’s requirements and how to build a comprehensive measurement platform. The report provides an important benchmark against which to gauge progress.


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From Now to 2030: What is Needed to Measure SDG 16

The report analyses how SDG 16 can be measured by the existing stock of data as it exists in 2016, while outlining the levels of required disaggregation, availability and reliability. The audit includes data from both government and third party organisations. Having a clear understanding of the state of available data and its origins, is integral to understand the next steps in building a comprehensive measurement platform for Goal 16. It also enables a clearer understanding of NSOs requirements.

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