Institute for Economics and Peace

Institute for Economics and Peace

Donor: 
Steve Killelea
Amount: 
AU$ 5,000,000
Year: 
2007
Location: 
International
Sector: 
International Development

In 2007, Steve Killelea founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a non-profit research institute based in Sydney.  IEP is the first of its kind. Whilst most peace institutes traditionally focus on studying conflict, IEP is focused on studying the factors that lead to and sustain lasting peace as well as on understanding the economic benefits that flow from reductions of violence. IEP is dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress. It produces the Global Peace Index, recognised around the world as the first and only measure on nations' peacefulness.

On the occasion of its latest yearly release, the Global Peace Index was mentioned in over 9,000 news articles worldwide. IEP's research is currently used by the World Bank, the United Nations, OECD, Club de Madrid, Earth Institute, Commonwealth, government leaders and hundreds of universities worldwide.  This gift is significant because it has led to a global shift in thinking around peace and the need to study and measure peace in order to achieve it.

For more information about this gift, please contact Camilla Schippa, Institute for Economics and Peace on info@economicsandpeace.org and (02) 9901 8500.