Fragile States Index 2014

Fragile States Index 2014
Fund for Peace
The Fund for Peace is excited to announce the official changing of the name of the Failed States Index to the Fragile States Index.

When the Failed States Index (FSI) was first published in 2005, the use of the term ‘failed state’ was designed to highlight and draw attention to the very real risk that people faced if their state failed to address the factors and conditions that we were measuring. However, while the term certainly gained people’s attention, it also became a distraction away from the point of the Index, which is to encourage discussions that support an increase in human security and improved livelihoods.

We assess 178 countries on the FSI because we recognize that all countries have pressures upon them that need to be managed. As before, the Fragile States Index uses 12 social, economic, and political indicators of pressure on the state which include over 100 sub-indicators. The indicators assess such issues as Uneven Development, State Legitimacy, Group Grievance, and Human Rights. Each indicator is rated on a scale of 1-10, based on the analysis of millions of publicly available documents, other quantitative data, and assessments by analysts. A high score indicates high pressure on the state and therefore a higher risk of instability. Over the last nine years, the Index “has become the preeminent list assessing the pressures on states that affect their citizens on a range of social, environmental, economic, political, and security issues.”

Amref Health Africa [to 28 June 2014]

Amref Health Africa [to 28 June 2014]

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Shakwei @Shakwei • Jun 24
Workshop to develop curriculum and content for @eLearning diploma for nurses in #Malawi now underway @Amref_Worldwide @moqami

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Shakwei @Shakwei • Jun 24
.@Amref_Worldwide sharing @eLearning learnings & experiences with #Malawi MoH and other stakeholders to ensure successful implementation

BRAC [to 28 June 2014]

BRAC [to 28 June 2014]

Argentina beats Brazil on the grounds of Dhaka
29 June 2014, Dhaka.
As the entire nation fall victim to the craze of FIFA world cup 2014, BRAC decided to harness the enthusiasm through an exhibition match between the nation’s top favourite teams-Brazil and Argentina. On Friday afternoon of 27 March, the all-girls football teams of BRAC’s adolescent development clubs put on the jersey of Brazil and Argentina, and the much anticipated finale was underway. The match began at 3pm on the ground of Motijheel T&T school, packed with an enthusiastic…


BRAC @BRACworld • 11h
A blast from the past by Sir Fazle during a discussion at @world_affairs event – @Asia_Foundation @futurestartup

BRAC @BRACworld • Jun 26
BRAC’s annual report for the year 2013 has been officially launched today. Read here: D’load:

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Susan Davis @SusanDavisBRAC • Jun 23
“@CharityFtprints: Creating opportunity for the world’s poor. Proud to be featuring @bracusa @BRACworld …” Thanks!

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Susan Davis @SusanDavisBRAC • Jun 23
#Ebola crisis in #Sierra Leone and #Liberia needs our attention and support. Deaths rising. Support community health workers.@BRACworld

Casa Alianza :: Covenant House [to 28 June 2014]

Casa Alianza [to 28 June 2014]
Covenant House [to 28 June 2014]

New book: Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope
by Kevin Ryan (Author), Tina Kelley (Author)
Inside the lives of homeless teens–moving stories of pain and hope from Covenant House. Almost Home tells the stories of six remarkable young people from across the United States and Canada as they confront life alone on the streets. Each eventually finds his or her way to Covenant House, the largest charity serving homeless and runaway youth in North America. From the son of a crack addict who fights his own descent into drug addiction to a teen mother reaching for a new life, their stories veer between devastating and inspiring as they each struggle to find a place called home. Includes a foreword by Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Covenant House @CovenantHouse • Jun 27
Exec Dir Jim Kelly from @CovenantHouseNO speaks abt youth facing #homelessness after aging out of #fostercare:

Covenant House @CovenantHouse • Jun 26
Kevin Ryan (@CovHousePrez) speaks out against the trafficking of children on @EWTN …

ECPAT [to 28 June 2014]

ECPAT [to 28 June 2014]

ECPAT International @ECPAT • Jun 25
Our friends & ECPAT member in Chile, ONG Raíces, just launched the news agency Foco Social. @ONGRAICES1@focosocial_cl

#ECPATCHILDALERT’s Press Release on the 2014 TIPs(Trafficking in Persons) Report, read it on

ECPAT-USA @ecpatusa • Jun 26
NYC – Join us TONIGHT for our Young Professionals Committee’s FIRST Happy Hour to benefit ECPAT-USA! >

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The Code @TheCodeOrg • Jun 21
Congrats @ECPAT_michelle from The Code local partner @ECPATUSA for winning @meetingsnet 2014 Changemaker award!

Handicap International [to 28 June 2014]

Handicap International [to 28 June 2014]

U.S. Takes Tentative Steps Towards Mine Ban Treaty Accession
June 27, 2014
Maputo, Mozambique — Handicap International welcomes today’s Obama Administration statement, promising the United States “will not produce or otherwise acquire antipersonnel mines not in compliance with the (Mine Ban) treaty.” The U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique, Douglas Griffiths, read the U.S. statement today at the Third Review Conference to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. The statement lists a number of steps the U.S. will take to “ultimately allow us to accede,” he read, to the landmark treaty banning anti-personnel landmines.
“It gives us great relief that the U.S. is banning the production of these deadly weapons,” said Elizabeth MacNairn, executive director of Handicap International U.S. “To hear them speak about accession to the treaty as a foreseeable goal is a cause for celebration. We feel one step closer to joining the world community – 161 other nations – in banning this deadly weapon. Landmine victims and their families around the world are ready for the U.S. to accede to the treaty.”..

Handicap Int’l-US @HI_UnitedStates • Jun 27 press statement on its #landmine policy statement: … #3RevCon @banminesusa

Handicap Intl UK @HI_UK • Jun 27
.@HI_UK welcomes @DFID_UK response to IDC report & eagerly awaits disability framework’s development @AlanDuncanMP

Handicap Int’l-US @HI_UnitedStates • Jun 26
In Maputo, Mozambique, HI presented a performance that highlighted the rights of people left disabled by #landmines.

Handicap Int’l-US @HI_UnitedStates • Jun 23
HI Co-Founder Jean-Baptiste Richardier tells Obama to submit the Mine Ban Treaty to the Senate now for ratification

Handicap Intl UK @HI_UK • Jun 26
Handicap International expands team in Iraq to support most vulnerable people who cannot access aid