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Dominican Republic ranked 109th in Fragile States Index

Dominican Republic ranked 109th of 178 countries listed by the Fund for Peace’s 2017 Fragile Sates Index. Haiti is ranked 11th.

The top 10 ranked states as the least fragile are: Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, Iceland, New Zealand and Canada. Uruguay (167th), Chile (150th), Argentina (140th), Barbados (139th), Panama (137th), Bahamas (134th), Antigua & Barbuda (131st), Trinidad & Tobago (128th), Grenada (123rd), Cuba (119th) are the top 10 ranked in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The 12 indicators used for the analysis are 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 creators of Fragile States Index it as 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.


May 17, 2017

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