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Failed States Index 2013_June 2013

Failed States Index 2013_June 2013

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Failed States Index
The Fund for Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that works to prevent violent conflict andpromote sustainable security. We promote sustainable security through research, training and education, engagement of civil society, building bridgesacross diverse sectors, and developing innovative technologies and tools for policy makers. A leader in the conflict assessment and early warning field,The Fund for Peace focuses on the problems of weak and failing states. Our objective is to create practical tools and approaches for conflict mitigation thatare useful to decision-makers.Copyright © 2013 The Fund for Peace.All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written consent from The Fund for Peace.Report Edited by Assessment Directed by
 J. J. Messner Nate Haken
 Report Written by
Nate Haken, J. J. Messner, Krista Hendry, Patricia Taft, Kendall Lawrence, Felipe Umaña
Assessment Supported by
Filipa Carreira, Elizaveta Egorova, Jack Fritzinger, Lidet Gezahegne, Rachel Hersh, Kimberly Hoffman,Nora Loncsar, Jessica Mummery, Sebastian Pavlou, Florkime Paye, Felipe Umaña
The Fund for Peace Publication
(Version 06L)
 Circulation: PUBLIC
The Fund for Peace T: +1 202 223 79401720 I Street NW, 7 F: +1 202 223 7947Washington, D.C. 20006 www.fundforpeace.org
The Fund for Peace is grateful for the support of:A list of the top 60 countries of theFailed States Index are published in the July-August edition of 
Foreign Policy 
The Fund for Peacewww.fundforpeace.org
The Failed States Index is an annual rankingof 178 nations based on their levels of stability and the pressures they face. TheIndex is based on The Fund for Peace’sproprietary Conflict Assessment SoftwareTool (CAST) analytical platform. Based oncomprehensive social science methodology,data from three primary sources istriangulated and subjected to critical reviewto obtain final scores for the Failed StatesIndex. Millions of documents are analyzedevery year, and by applying highlyspecialized search parameters, scores areapportioned for every country based ontwelve key political, social and economicindicators and over 100 sub-indicators thatare the result of years of painstaking expertsocial science research.The 2013 Failed States Index, the ninthedition of the annual Index, is comprised of data collected between January 1, 2012 andDecember 31, 2012 — thus, certain well-publicized events that have occurred since January 1, 2013 are not covered by the 2013Index.
An Important Note
The Failed States Index scores should beinterpreted with the understanding that thelower the score, the better. Therefore, areduced score indicates an improvement, just as a higher score indicates greaterinstability. For an explanation of the variousindicators and their icons, please refer topage
Introduction to the Failed States Index 9What Were You Expecting? 11
 J. J. Messner 
The Troubled Ten in 2013 15
 J. J. Messner and Kendall Lawrence
Anatomy of a Storm: 21Regional Impacts of the Arab Spring
Nate Haken
 The Dark Side of State Building: 23South Sudan
Nate Haken and Patricia Taft 
 The Recovery of Somalia: 25Check Back With Us Again Next Year
Felipe Umaña
The Year of Red-Line Diplomacy 27
Patricia Taft 
 Multidimensional: 29The Four D’s of Human Security
Krista Hendry 
No State is an Island: The Importance 31of a Multisectoral Approach
Krista Hendry 
The Index
Failed States Index 2013 Rankings 4Failed States Index Heat Map 6Most Worsened Countries for 2013 13Most Improved Countries for 2013 14Top Ten Countries for 2013 16The Failed States Index 2013by Country and Indicator 35Best and Worst by Indicator 33
About the Indicators 10About The Fund for Peace 39
For further analysis on individual countries, read FFP’s Country Profiles online at www.statesindex.org.
The Failed States Index 2013
The Fund for Peacewww.fundforpeace.org

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