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Fragile state index, 0 (low) - 120 (high), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 18 countries was 74.03 index points. The highest value was in Yemen: 108.9 index points and the lowest value was in the United Arab Emirates: 37 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 Fragile state index, 2023 Global rank Available data
Yemen 108.9 1 2007 - 2023
Syria 107.1 2 2007 - 2023
Libya 96.1 3 2007 - 2023
Lebanon 91.8 4 2007 - 2023
Iraq 91.4 5 2007 - 2023
Iran 85.4 6 2007 - 2023
Djibouti 82.2 7 2007 - 2023
Egypt 81.6 8 2007 - 2023
Jordan 75.7 9 2007 - 2023
Algeria 70 10 2007 - 2023
Morocco 68.2 11 2007 - 2023
Tunisia 66.4 12 2007 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 65.3 13 2007 - 2023
Bahrain 65.1 14 2007 - 2023
Kuwait 51.2 15 2007 - 2023
Oman 48.7 16 2007 - 2023
Qatar 40.5 17 2007 - 2023
UA Emirates 37 18 2007 - 2023



Definition: The Fragile States Index measures the vulnerability in pre-conflict, active conflict and post-conflict situations. The index comprises twelve conflict risk indicators that are used to measure the condition of a state at any given moment: security apparatus, factionalized elites, group grievance, economic decline, uneven economic development, human flight and brain drain, state legitimacy, public services, human rights and rule of law, demographic pressures, refugees and IDPs, and external intervention. The higher the value of the index, the more "fragile" the country is.

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