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
Yemen113.533,696,614
Somalia112.317,597,511
South Sudan112.210,913,164
Syria111.522,125,249
DR Congo110.299,010,212
Central African Republic108.95,579,144
Chad108.517,723,315
Sudan10846,874,204
Afghanistan10541,128,771
Zimbabwe99.516,320,537
Guinea99.413,859,341
Haiti99.311,584,996
Iraq99.144,496,122
Nigeria98.5218,541,212
Burundi98.212,889,576
Cameroon9727,914,536
Eritrea96.43,684,032
Niger96.226,207,977
Guinea Bissau95.52,105,566
Uganda95.347,249,585
Mali94.522,593,590
Myanmar94.354,179,306
Pakistan94.2235,824,862
Ethiopia94.2123,379,924
Kenya93.554,027,487
North Korea92.726,069,416
Republic of the Congo92.55,970,424
Libya92.26,812,341
Ivory Coast92.128,160,542
Liberia90.25,302,681
Mauritania90.14,736,139
Venezuela89.328,301,696
Mozambique88.732,969,518
Egypt88.4110,990,103
Angola87.835,588,987
Bangladesh87.7171,186,372
Rwanda87.513,776,698
Togo87.48,848,699
Sierra Leone86.88,605,718
Zambia85.720,017,675
Timor Leste85.51,341,296
Eswatini85.31,201,670
Djibouti85.11,120,849
Lebanon855,489,739
Nepal84.730,547,580
Sri Lanka8421,832,143
Burkina Faso83.922,673,762
Gambia83.92,705,992
Malawi83.320,405,317
Philippines83.1115,559,009
Papua New Guinea83.110,142,619
Iran8388,550,570
Equatorial Guinea82.61,674,908
Cambodia82.516,767,842
Solomon Islands81.9724,273
Comoros81.7836,774
Guatemala81.417,843,908
Madagascar80.929,611,714
Turkey80.385,341,241
Tanzania80.165,497,748
Lesotho79.72,305,825
Laos78.77,529,475
Nicaragua78.16,948,392
Honduras77.810,432,860
Tajikistan77.79,952,787
Senegal77.217,316,449
Israel76.59,038,309
Kyrgyzstan76.26,630,623
Jordan75.911,285,869
Colombia75.751,874,024
Uzbekistan75.734,627,652
Algeria75.444,903,225
Russia74.7144,713,314
India74.41,417,173,173
Morocco73.937,457,971
Benin73.613,352,864
Azerbaijan73.210,358,074
Thailand73.171,697,030
Micronesia73114,164
Bolivia72.912,224,110
Georgia723,744,385
Bhutan72782,455
Brazil71.8215,313,498
Fiji71.7929,766
Turkmenistan71.46,430,770
Bosnia And Herzegovina71.33,233,526
Ecuador71.218,001,000
China71.11,425,887,337
South Africa71.159,893,885
Sao Tome And Principe71.1227,380
Ukraine7139,701,739
Gabon70.52,388,992
Indonesia70.4275,501,339
Saudi Arabia70.436,408,820
Tunisia70.112,356,117
El Salvador69.86,336,392
Maldives69.8523,787
Mexico69.7127,504,125
Peru68.234,049,588
Belarus68.29,534,954
Guyana68.2808,726
Serbia687,221,365
Moldova67.13,272,996
Paraguay676,780,744
Armenia66.72,780,469
Cape Verde66.6593,149
Namibia66.42,567,012
Dominican Republic66.211,228,821
Vietnam66.198,186,856
Ghana65.933,475,870
Samoa64.2222,382
Bahrain63.81,472,233
Belize62.5405,272
Suriname61.9618,040
Kazakhstan61.619,397,998
Jamaica61.22,827,377
Cuba60.811,212,191
Malaysia60.533,938,221
Botswana59.52,630,296
Albania58.92,842,321
Cyprus57.81,251,488
Grenada57.6125,438
Brunei57.5449,002
Montenegro55.3627,082
Seychelles55.2107,118
Antigua And Barbuda54.493,763
Mongolia54.13,398,366
Greece53.910,384,971
Trinidad And Tobago531,531,044
Bulgaria50.66,781,953
Oman504,576,298
Hungary49.69,967,308
Bahamas48.8409,984
Barbados48281,635
Romania47.819,659,267
Croatia47.54,030,358
Panama474,408,581
Argentina4645,510,318
Qatar45.42,695,122
Latvia43.91,850,651
Italy43.859,037,474
Poland42.839,857,145
Costa Rica425,180,829
Estonia40.81,326,062
Spain40.747,558,630
Slovakia40.55,643,453
United Arab Emirates40.19,441,129
Chile38.919,603,733
Mauritius38.91,299,469
Lithuania38.12,750,055
United States38338,289,857
Czech Republic37.610,493,986
United Kingdom36.767,508,936
Malta34.5533,286
Japan34.3123,951,692
Uruguay343,422,794
South Korea33.751,815,810
France3264,626,628
Belgium28.611,655,930
Singapore28.15,975,689
Slovenia282,119,844
Portugal25.310,270,865
Austria258,939,617
Netherlands24.817,564,014
Germany24.783,369,843
Ireland20.65,023,109
Luxembourg20.4647,599
Sweden20.310,549,347
New Zealand20.15,185,288
Canada2038,454,327
Iceland19.8372,899
Australia19.726,177,413
Denmark19.55,882,261
Switzerland18.78,740,472
Norway185,434,319
Finland16.95,540,745
Kuwait3.24,268,873

Fragile States Index 2022

Sources