Similar to Empire Incentives, Global incentives adjust experience point bonuses based upon population disadvantages. The bonus percentage is the percent difference between the highest empire population and yours. For example, if the global populations are 40%, 35%, and 25% for the TR, NC, and VS, respectively, the TR would receive no bonus, the NC would receive a +5% BEP bonus, and the VS would receive a +15% bonus. These apply to the entire empire across the server on any planet or continent. Respawn and purchase bonuses are not awarded on a global scale, only by zone.
Since patch 3.15.18, Global Incentives are now calculated every few minutes instead of taking the average population over the last few days. The calculated bonuses are added to any zone bonus.