Pakistan ranks 13 on Fragile States Index
This year with a 3-point improvement, Pakistan came at No 13 on Fragile States Index. Last year, Pakistan ranking was at 10.
We are listed in the Most Fragile/High Alert category.
Finland is the only country to achieve Very Sustainable ranking, with Sweden, Norway and Denmark following at Sustainable ranking. That is, these four Scandinavian countries are the best in the world.
Of the 12 criteria, Pakistan’s worst score is in Group Grievance (10) and least worse is in Human Flight (7). In South Asia, we are ranked the worst. Screen shots above and below:
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Other notable countries (our neighbours, top economies in 2050) and their Fragility ranking:
Sri Lanka 34
Saudi Arabia 101
United Arab Emirates 144
In Pakistan, anything, any event can erupt us into fragility. Isn’t this bad for world’s 43rd largest economy, 7th nuclear power and 15th most powerful military power?
Plenty of strategy, effort and energies are required to come out of the league of Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.
For 11 years now, the Fragile States Index, created by the Fund for Peace and published by Foreign Policy, has taken stock of the year’s events, using 12 social, economic, and political indicators to analyze how wars, peace accords, environmental calamities and political movements have pushed countries towards stability or closer to the brink of collapse, says FP website.
Pakistan: The brighter side:
Harvard predicts Pakistan GDP to grow by 5% over next 10 years
Forbes calls Pakistan the next Colombia success story, asks US to see beyond security lens
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Pakistan is the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy: The Economist
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Next year, Pakistan may upgrade to emerging-market status: WSJ
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Pakistan is enjoying a rare period of optimism: The Economist
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The index then ranks the countries accordingly, from most fragile to least. 2015 map below:
You can download the full FFP Fragile States Index 2015 report here.
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