Fragile States Index 2022

map placeholder

The Fragile States Index is a report released by the Fund for Peace and the magazine, Foreign Policy. This report has been released annually since 2005. The primary purpose of this report is to assess the vulnerability of sovereign states throughout the nation. All sovereign states that are members of the United Nations are included in the report when enough data is available with the exception of Taiwan, Kosovo, Western Sahara, Northern Cyprus, and the Palestinian Territories.

The report uses indicators across four categories to determine if a state is vulnerable to conflict or collapse. The categories that are assessed include: Cohesion, Economic, Political, and Social. There are 12 different indicators used to determine the vulnerability of the states. These factors include human rights, public services, demographic pressures, refugees and internally displaced persons, and security. The higher a state is ranked on the list, the more vulnerable it is. According to the 2018 Fragile States Index, South Sudan was the most vulnerable with a score of 113.4. Not far behind was the state of Somalia with a score of 113.2. The third most vulnerable state on the index was Yemen was a score of 112.7.

From the 2018 Index, the top 10 most vulnerable states included:

On the flip side, states with the lowest scores were found to be the most vulnerable and less at-risk for conflict or collapse. The top state based on the 2018 Index was Finland with a score of 17.9. Norway came in second place with a score of 18.3, while Switzerland came in next with a score of 19.2.

The states that appear at the bottom of the Index of 2018 and thus are less vulnerable to conflict or collapse include:

Fragile States Index 2022

Loading...

Fragile States Index 2022

Country Fragile States Index 2022 Population
Yemen113.531,154,867
Somalia112.316,841,795
South Sudan112.211,618,511
Syria111.519,364,809
DR Congo110.295,240,792
Central African Republic108.95,016,678
Chad108.517,413,580
Sudan10845,992,020
Afghanistan10540,754,388
Zimbabwe99.515,331,428
Guinea99.413,865,691
Haiti99.311,680,283
Iraq99.142,164,965
Nigeria98.5216,746,934
Burundi98.212,624,840
Cameroon9727,911,548
Eritrea96.43,662,244
Niger96.226,083,660
Guinea Bissau95.52,063,367
Uganda95.348,432,863
Mali94.521,473,764
Myanmar94.355,227,143
Pakistan94.2229,488,994
Ethiopia94.2120,812,698
Kenya93.556,215,221
North Korea92.725,990,679
Republic of the Congo92.55,797,805
Libya92.27,040,745
Ivory Coast92.127,742,298
Liberia90.25,305,117
Mauritania90.14,901,981
Venezuela89.329,266,991
Mozambique88.733,089,461
Egypt88.4106,156,692
Angola87.835,027,343
Bangladesh87.7167,885,689
Rwanda87.513,600,464
Togo87.48,680,837
Sierra Leone86.88,306,436
Zambia85.719,470,234
Timor Leste85.51,369,429
Eswatini85.31,184,817
Djibouti85.11,016,097
Lebanon856,684,849
Nepal84.730,225,582
Sri Lanka8421,575,842
Burkina Faso83.922,102,838
Gambia83.92,558,482
Malawi83.320,180,839
Philippines83.1112,508,994
Papua New Guinea83.19,292,169
Iran8386,022,837
Equatorial Guinea82.61,496,662
Cambodia82.517,168,639
Solomon Islands81.9721,159
Comoros81.7907,419
Guatemala81.418,584,039
Madagascar80.929,178,077
Turkey80.385,561,976
Tanzania80.163,298,550
Lesotho79.72,175,699
Laos78.77,481,023
Nicaragua78.16,779,100
Honduras77.810,221,247
Tajikistan77.79,957,464
Senegal77.217,653,671
Israel76.58,922,892
Kyrgyzstan76.26,728,271
Jordan75.910,300,869
Colombia75.751,512,762
Uzbekistan75.734,382,084
Algeria75.445,350,148
Russia74.7145,805,947
India74.41,406,631,776
Morocco73.937,772,756
Benin73.612,784,726
Azerbaijan73.210,300,205
Thailand73.170,078,203
Micronesia73117,489
Bolivia72.911,992,656
Georgia723,968,738
Bhutan72787,941
Brazil71.8215,353,593
Fiji71.7909,466
Turkmenistan71.46,201,943
Bosnia And Herzegovina71.33,249,317
Ecuador71.218,113,361
China71.11,448,471,400
South Africa71.160,756,135
Sao Tome And Principe71.1227,679
Ukraine7143,192,122
Gabon70.52,331,533
Indonesia70.4279,134,505
Saudi Arabia70.435,844,909
Tunisia70.112,046,656
El Salvador69.86,550,389
Maldives69.8540,985
Mexico69.7131,562,772
Peru68.233,684,208
Belarus68.29,432,800
Guyana68.2794,045
Serbia688,653,016
Moldova67.14,013,171
Paraguay677,305,843
Armenia66.72,971,966
Cape Verde66.6567,678
Namibia66.42,633,874
Dominican Republic66.211,056,370
Vietnam66.198,953,541
Ghana65.932,395,450
Samoa64.2202,239
Bahrain63.81,783,983
Belize62.5412,190
Suriname61.9596,831
Kazakhstan61.619,205,043
Jamaica61.22,985,094
Cuba60.811,305,652
Malaysia60.533,181,072
Botswana59.52,441,162
Albania58.92,866,374
Cyprus57.81,223,387
Grenada57.6113,475
Brunei57.5445,431
Montenegro55.3627,950
Seychelles55.299,426
Antigua And Barbuda54.499,509
Mongolia54.13,378,078
Greece53.910,316,637
Trinidad And Tobago531,406,585
Bulgaria50.66,844,597
Oman505,323,993
Hungary49.69,606,259
Bahamas48.8400,516
Barbados48288,023
Romania47.819,031,335
Croatia47.54,059,286
Panama474,446,964
Argentina4646,010,234
Qatar45.42,979,915
Latvia43.91,848,837
Italy43.860,262,770
Poland42.837,739,785
Costa Rica425,182,354
Estonia40.81,321,910
Spain40.746,719,142
Slovakia40.55,460,193
United Arab Emirates40.110,081,785
Chile38.919,250,195
Mauritius38.91,274,727
Lithuania38.12,661,708
United States38334,805,269
Czech Republic37.610,736,784
United Kingdom36.768,497,907
Malta34.5444,033
Japan34.3125,584,838
Uruguay343,496,016
South Korea33.751,329,899
France3265,584,518
Belgium28.611,668,278
Singapore28.15,943,546
Slovenia282,078,034
Portugal25.310,140,570
Austria259,066,710
Netherlands24.817,211,447
Germany24.783,883,596
Ireland20.65,020,199
Luxembourg20.4642,371
Sweden20.310,218,971
New Zealand20.14,898,203
Canada2038,388,419
Iceland19.8345,393
Australia19.726,068,792
Denmark19.55,834,950
Switzerland18.78,773,637
Norway185,511,370
Finland16.95,554,960
Kuwait3.24,380,326

Fragile States Index 2022

Sources