The Basics

How Many Countries are Included in the Fragile States Index?

Why Are Some Countries or Territories Not Included in the Index?

What do the Colors and Categories in the Index and on the Map Signify?


The Methodology and Data

What Methodology Was Used for the Ratings?

What Are Our Twelve Indicators of State Fragility?

How Has the Methodology Been Critically Reviewed, and How Has it Been Applied?

Does the Public Have Access to the Data in this Index?

Why Does the Sum of the Indicator Scores Sometimes Not Add Up Exactly to the Total Score?

Why Does the Same Country Have Different Scores?


The Broad Concepts

What Does State Fragility Mean?

What Can Be Done to Avert Further Weakening of States at Risk and to Stimulate Recovery?

Are There Examples of States that Have Recovered?