Fragile States Index 2020 – Annual Report

Authored by: J.J. Messner De Latour, Nate Haken, Patricia Taft, et al.

Categories: Global Public Health, Statebuilding, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Democratization and Political Participation, Peacemaking
Year: 2020
Citation: Messner De Latour, J.J. “Fragile States Index 2020 – Annual Report.” The Fund for Peace, May 2020.

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Executive Summary

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 of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.