Following a tumultuous year around the globe, Brazil, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Togo, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Yemen are among the countries to have been assessed as the world’s most-worsened countries in 2019 according to the Fragile States Index (FSI), released by The Fund for Peace and published with The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News).

Join Fund for Peace in Geneva on Wednesday, 10 April at 18:15 to discuss the findings of the 15th Fragile States Index, published in conjunction with The New Humanitarian, and its relevance to the humanitarian sector at the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding. This joint event will feature a briefing on the FSI and its findings for 2019 and a panel discussion on the changing humanitarian focus on fragile states and the role of the media in chronicling the immediate and long-term impact of social, political, and economic pressures on lives and livelihoods around the world.


Wednesday 10 April 2019, 18:15 – 20:00

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Geneva, Switzerland


About the Fragile States Index: The Fragile States Index (FSI) annually highlights the current trends in social, economic and political pressures that affect all states, but can strain some beyond their capacity to cope. Linking robust social science with modern technology, the FSI is unique in its integration of quantitative data with data produced using content-analysis software, processing information from millions of publicly available documents. The result is an empirically-based, comprehensive ranking of the pressures experienced by 178 nations. The Index is used by policy makers, civil society, academics, journalists, investors, and businesses around the world.

About The Fund for Peace: For over 60 years, The Fund for Peace (FFP) has been a world leader in developing practical tools and approaches for reducing conflict. With a clear focus on the nexus of human security and economic development, FFP contributes to more peaceful and prosperous societies by engineering smarter methodologies and smarter partnerships. FFP empowers policy-makers, practitioners, and populations with context-specific, data-driven applications to diagnose risks and vulnerabilities and to develop solutions through collective dialogue. FFP is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Abuja, Nigeria and Tunis, Tunisia.

About the New Humanitarian: The New Humanitarian is an independent, non-profit newsroom reporting from the heart of conflicts, disasters and other crises. Our focus on under-reported crises and our commitment to reporting across the crisis continuum — from early-warning stories to post-crisis rebuilding — offers a real-world look at the impact of political and economic upheaval on some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

About the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding: The Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) is the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies’ focal point for research in the aforementioned areas. The task of the CCDP is to contribute to the analysis of current global issues drawing on the intellectual resources of International Geneva, and to disseminate the results of the research in a format useful to international actors through publications, round tables and executive education courses.


For any questions regarding the Fragile States Index or the Launch Event, please contact Charles Fiertz at [email protected].

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