Fragile States Index 2017 – Annual Report

BY J.J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN, HANNAH BLYTH, CHRISTINA MURPHY, AMANDA QUINN, GEORGE LEHNER, DANIEL GANZ

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

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Fragile States Index and CAST Framework Methodology

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE

The Fragile States Index (FSI) is an annual ranking of 178 countries based on the different pressures they face that impact their levels of fragility. The Index is based on The Fund for Peace’s proprietary Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) analytical approach. Based on comprehensive social science methodology, three primary streams of data — quantitative, qualitative, and expert validation — are triangulated and subjected to critical review to obtain final scores for the FSI. Millions of documents are analyzed every year, and by applying highly specialized search parameters, scores are apportioned for every country based on twelve key political, social and economic indicators and over 100 sub-indicators that are the result of years of expert social science research.

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Fragile States Index 2016 – Annual Report

BY J.J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

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Fragile States Index 2015 – Annual Report

BY J.J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN, PATRICIA TAFT, KENDALL LAWRENCE, FELIPE UMANA, SEBASTIAN PAVLOU, HANNAH BLYTH

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

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Violence, along with economic and political challenges, has made for challenging times in #Mexico. #FSI2017 https://t.co/KypnT5MAQs

Strong economic growth has been obscuring deeper grievances within Ethiopia. #FSI2017 https://t.co/NKKXFfeZc9

Did you miss the #FSI2017 launch event? You can watch the remarks by FFP Executive Director J.J. Messner here. https://t.co/h5oQRdemCM

Violence, along with economic and political challenges, has made for challenging times in #Mexico. #FSI2017 https://t.co/KypnT5MAQs

Strong economic growth has been obscuring deeper grievances within Ethiopia. #FSI2017 https://t.co/NKKXFfeZc9

Did you miss the #FSI2017 launch event? You can watch the remarks by FFP Executive Director J.J. Messner here. https://t.co/h5oQRdemCM