Fragile States Index, The Fund for Peace

The Fragile States ranks 178 countries based on the pressures they face that impact their levels of fragility. A lower score for a country’s total indicator means the greater relative stability. The index assesses several indicators measuring a country’s stability, including:

  • cohesion indicators: a country’s security apparatus, factionalised elites, group grievance
  • economic indicators: economic decline, uneven development, human flight
  • political indicators: state legitimacy, public services, human rights
  • social indicators: demographics, refugees and internally displace people, external intervention

The index’s aim is to help inform projects in the field, by policymakers, field practitioners and local community networks.

Fragile States Index