[Once a country reaches a certain level of corruption there is a tipping point at which small increases in corruption lead to large decreases in peace. In other words, corruption becomes so endemic that the likelihood of violence greatly increases. The Peace and Corruption Report has identified 64 countries that are near the tipping point.
Peace is a multidimensional phenomenon and can be understood through two key concepts: negative peace and positive peace. Negative peace is the absence of violence or the fear of violence. Positive peace is the attitudes, structures and institutions that underpin and sustain peaceful societies. The Global Peace Index, which measures negative peace, and the Positive Peace Index, which self-evidently measures positive peace, were used in this report.]