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Factionalized elites index, 0 (low) - 10 (high), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 177 countries was 6.59 index points. The highest value was in Guinea: 10 index points and the lowest value was in Switzerland: 1 index points. The indicator is available from 2007 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Fund for Peace
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Countries Factionalized elites index, 2023 Global rank Available data
Guinea 10 1 2007 - 2023
Somalia 10 2 2007 - 2023
Zimbabwe 10 3 2007 - 2023
G.-Bissau 9.9 4 2007 - 2023
Ivory Coast 9.9 5 2007 - 2023
Syria 9.9 6 2007 - 2023
Yemen 9.9 7 2007 - 2023
Haiti 9.7 8 2007 - 2023
Thailand 9.7 9 2007 - 2023
Belarus 9.6 10 2007 - 2023
DR Congo 9.6 11 2007 - 2023
Iran 9.6 12 2007 - 2023
Iraq 9.6 13 2007 - 2023
Lebanon 9.6 14 2007 - 2023
Niger 9.6 15 2007 - 2023
Nigeria 9.6 16 2007 - 2023
Sudan 9.6 17 2007 - 2023
Chad 9.5 18 2007 - 2023
C.A. Republic 9.4 19 2007 - 2023
Venezuela 9.4 20 2007 - 2023
Bangladesh 9.3 21 2007 - 2023
Cameroon 9.3 22 2007 - 2023
Ethiopia 9.3 23 2007 - 2023
Libya 9.3 24 2007 - 2023
Pakistan 9.3 25 2007 - 2023
North Korea 9.2 26 2007 - 2023
Egypt 9.1 27 2007 - 2023
Sri Lanka 9.1 28 2007 - 2023
Burma 9 29 2007 - 2023
Kenya 8.9 30 2007 - 2023
Liberia 8.9 31 2007 - 2023
Uganda 8.9 32 2007 - 2023
Georgia 8.8 33 2007 - 2023
Mauritania 8.8 34 2007 - 2023
Nepal 8.8 35 2007 - 2023
Turkey 8.8 36 2007 - 2023
Uzbekistan 8.8 37 2007 - 2023
Afghanistan 8.7 38 2007 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 8.7 39 2007 - 2023
Cambodia 8.7 40 2007 - 2023
Malawi 8.7 41 2007 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 8.7 42 2007 - 2023
Palestine 8.6 43 2021 - 2023
Serbia 8.6 44 2007 - 2023
Burundi 8.5 45 2007 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 8.5 46 2007 - 2023
Eritrea 8.4 47 2007 - 2023
Peru 8.4 48 2007 - 2023
Russia 8.4 49 2007 - 2023
Tajikistan 8.4 50 2007 - 2023
Israel 8.3 51 2007 - 2023
Laos 8.3 52 2007 - 2023
Bolivia 8.2 53 2007 - 2023
Burkina Faso 8.2 54 2007 - 2023
Ecuador 8.2 55 2007 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 8.2 56 2007 - 2023
Fiji 8.2 57 2007 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 8.2 58 2007 - 2023
Maldives 8.1 59 2007 - 2023
Comoros 8 60 2007 - 2023
Philippines 8 61 2007 - 2023
Rwanda 8 62 2007 - 2023
Ukraine 8 63 2007 - 2023
Azerbaijan 7.9 64 2007 - 2023
Cyprus 7.9 65 2007 - 2023
Kazakhstan 7.9 66 2007 - 2023
Madagascar 7.8 67 2007 - 2023
Moldova 7.8 68 2007 - 2023
Paraguay 7.8 69 2007 - 2023
Sierra Leone 7.8 70 2007 - 2023
Turkmenistan 7.8 71 2007 - 2023
Gabon 7.7 72 2007 - 2023
Bahrain 7.6 73 2007 - 2023
Colombia 7.6 74 2007 - 2023
Togo 7.6 75 2007 - 2023
Bhutan 7.5 76 2007 - 2023
Kuwait 7.5 77 2007 - 2023
Tunisia 7.5 78 2007 - 2023
Brunei 7.4 79 2007 - 2023
Gambia 7.4 80 2007 - 2023
Djibouti 7.3 81 2007 - 2023
India 7.3 82 2007 - 2023
Lesotho 7.3 83 2007 - 2023
North Macedonia 7.3 84 2007 - 2023
USA 7.3 85 2007 - 2023
Angola 7.2 86 2007 - 2023
China 7.2 87 2007 - 2023
Mali 7.2 88 2007 - 2023
Guatemala 7.1 89 2007 - 2023
Indonesia 7.1 90 2007 - 2023
Nicaragua 7.1 91 2007 - 2023
Papua N.G. 7.1 92 2007 - 2023
Cuba 7 93 2007 - 2023
Honduras 7 94 2007 - 2023
Senegal 7 95 2007 - 2023
Algeria 6.9 96 2007 - 2023
Jordan 6.9 97 2007 - 2023
Spain 6.9 98 2007 - 2023
Vietnam 6.9 99 2007 - 2023
Malaysia 6.8 100 2007 - 2023
South Africa 6.8 101 2007 - 2023
Swaziland 6.8 102 2007 - 2023
Benin 6.7 103 2007 - 2023
R. of Congo 6.7 104 2007 - 2023
Morocco 6.6 105 2007 - 2023
Oman 6.6 106 2007 - 2023
Brazil 6.5 107 2007 - 2023
Montenegro 6.5 108 2007 - 2023
Tanzania 6.5 109 2007 - 2023
Armenia 6.4 110 2007 - 2023
Mozambique 6.3 111 2007 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 6.3 112 2007 - 2023
Albania 6.2 113 2007 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 6.2 114 2007 - 2023
Seychelles 6 115 2007 - 2023
Ghana 5.9 116 2007 - 2023
Mexico 5.9 117 2007 - 2023
Estonia 5.8 118 2007 - 2023
Suriname 5.8 119 2007 - 2023
UK 5.8 120 2007 - 2023
Romania 5.7 121 2007 - 2023
Grenada 5.6 122 2007 - 2023
Micronesia 5.6 123 2007 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 5.6 124 2007 - 2023
Zambia 5.6 125 2007 - 2023
Cape Verde 5.5 126 2007 - 2023
Mongolia 5.5 127 2007 - 2023
Bulgaria 5.3 128 2007 - 2023
Czechia 5.3 129 2007 - 2023
Hungary 5.3 130 2007 - 2023
Samoa 5.1 131 2007 - 2023
Qatar 5 132 2007 - 2023
Italy 4.9 133 2007 - 2023
El Salvador 4.8 134 2007 - 2023
Guyana 4.8 135 2007 - 2023
Slovakia 4.7 136 2007 - 2023
Bahamas 4.5 137 2007 - 2023
Belgium 4.4 138 2007 - 2023
Croatia 4.4 139 2007 - 2023
Belize 4.3 140 2007 - 2023
Latvia 4.3 141 2007 - 2023
Barbados 4.2 142 2007 - 2023
Poland 4.2 143 2007 - 2023
Greece 4.1 144 2007 - 2023
Singapore 4 145 2007 - 2023
South Korea 3.9 146 2007 - 2023
Costa Rica 3.8 147 2007 - 2023
Ant.& Barb. 3.7 148 2007 - 2023
Jamaica 3.7 149 2007 - 2023
UA Emirates 3.6 150 2007 - 2023
Namibia 3.5 151 2007 - 2023
Luxembourg 3.4 152 2007 - 2023
Netherlands 3.4 153 2007 - 2023
Botswana 3.3 154 2007 - 2023
Austria 3.2 155 2007 - 2023
Mauritius 3.1 156 2007 - 2023
Lithuania 3 157 2007 - 2023
Argentina 2.8 158 2007 - 2023
Panama 2.7 159 2007 - 2023
Uruguay 2.7 160 2007 - 2023
Japan 2.6 161 2007 - 2023
Canada 2.5 162 2007 - 2023
Portugal 2.5 163 2007 - 2023
Germany 2.3 164 2007 - 2023
Chile 2.2 165 2007 - 2023
Malta 2 166 2007 - 2023
Slovenia 2 167 2007 - 2023
France 1.9 168 2007 - 2023
Iceland 1.8 169 2007 - 2023
Sweden 1.8 170 2007 - 2023
Australia 1.7 171 2007 - 2023
Ireland 1.5 172 2007 - 2023
Denmark 1.4 173 2007 - 2023
Finland 1.4 174 2007 - 2023
New Zealand 1.4 175 2007 - 2023
Norway 1.1 176 2007 - 2023
Switzerland 1 177 2007 - 2023



Definition: The Factionalized elites indicator considers the fragmentation of state institutions along ethnic, class, clan, racial or religious lines, as well as and brinksmanship and gridlock between ruling elites. The higher the value, the more fragmented are the institutions in the country.
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9.60
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6.80
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6.70
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5.90
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5.80
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5.70
5.60
5.60
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5.50
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4.90
4.80
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4.70
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3.90
3.80
3.70
3.70
3.60
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3.40
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3.00
2.80
2.70
2.70
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1.90
1.80
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