Rohingya effect: BD loses scores on GPI-2018

MNA Exclusive Desk: Bangladesh slipped down nine spots in the Global Peace Index or GPI 2018 compared with that of the last year, reported news agency.

Despite making improvements in two indicators — political stability and terrorism impact — the positive changes were offset by a large fall in ‘external conflicts fought’ and ‘neighbouring countries relations’, which stemmed from the sudden influx of 700,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, according to the latest report published in London today.

Bangladesh has ranked 93rd out of 163 countries with a global score of 2.084 while in last year its position was 84th with the score of 2.035, according to the latest report of Global Peace Index (GPI) published in London today.

In the South Asia region, Bangladesh stood fourth behind Bhutan (1.545), Sri Lanka (1.954) and Nepal (2.053), relegating from last year’s 3rd position.

However, Bangladesh’s position is better than India (2.504), Pakistan (3.079) and Afghanistan (3.585).

The 12th annual ‘Global Peace Index’ prepared by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a Sydney-based independent non-profit think tank, scored 163 independent states and territories according to their levels of peacefulness.


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