Category Archives: Publications and Reports

Press Release: Fragile States Index 2015 Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2015 Fragile States Index Released: South Sudan most fragile state for second year in a row; Finland remains at best position; Ukraine, Russia, Syria, Libya, and Mali worsen; Cuba, Georgia, Portugal, and Zimbabwe make gains. WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Fund for Peace (FFP) releases its eleventh annual 2015 Fragile States Index, […]

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Fragile States Index 2015: The Book

BY J. J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN, PATRICIA TAFT, HANNAH BLYTH, KENDALL LAWRENCE, SEBASTIAN PAVLOU, FELIPE UMAÑA 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 […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – April 2015

This memo covers the month of April 2015 (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.

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Growing Insecurity in Rivers: Impacts of Re-Run Elections

BY FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) Elections have been a cyclical driver of conflict risk and violence in Rivers state since 1999. The state was reported to have had the highest number of violent incidents during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria. In the lead-up and aftermath of the […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – March 2015

This memo covers the month of March 2015 (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for the eight NSRP States: Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.

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Conflict Bulletin: Rivers State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2014

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Among the largest of the oil-producing Nigerian states, Rivers had been at the heart of the Niger Delta militancy until 2009. Now the state remains beset with a different array of political, communal, and criminal issues, including cult and gang-related violence, protests, and kidnappings. Rivers was a pivotal state […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Imo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2014

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Imo state has a population of approximately 3.9 million people, according to the 2006 census. The population is predominantly Igbo (98%). The capital city of Owerri is the largest in the state. Imo is made up of 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs). Natural resources include palm oil, mahogany, crude […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Edo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2014

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Landlocked between Ondo, Kogi and Delta States, Edo is home to about 3.2 million people (2006 census), predominantly of Edo, Bini, Owan, Esan, and Afemai background. Edo’s economy centers on agriculture, including food crops such as yams, cassava, rice or maize and cash crops such as rubber, palm oil, […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Ondo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2014

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Ondo state has a population of approximately 3.44 million according to the most recent census (2006). The majority are of Yoruba descent, with a sizable minority of those from Ijaw subgroups, particularly along the coast. Ondo derives most of its revenue from the production of cocoa, palm oil, rubber, […]

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Conflict Briefing: Warri South West, Delta State

BY HANNAH BLYTH* The Export Processing Zone (EPZ) is located in the vicinity of Ugborodo Community, Warri South West, Delta State. Also known as the Gas Industrial City Project, the EPZ is a $20 billion initiative by federal and state governments which would house a major industrial gas hub, and petrochemical, methanol, and fertilizer plant […]

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FFP is excited to announce Dr. Maleeka Glover, Interim Director at @WCAPS, as a panelist for the December 7 launch of the #StateResilienceIndex. Register now: https://t.co/5tlg6MbkLv

In the new episode of AfP's podcast, join host @tanyadomi, Dr. Valerie Hudson of @TAMU & @victor_madrigal, UN Independent Expert on SOGI, for a discussion on the crackdown on women/LGBTQ+ communities & the importance of their inclusion in peace & security

https://t.co/Iu9ZqFlUau