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Where We Work
Fragile States Index FAQ
How many countries are included in the Fragile States Index?
Why are some territories not included in the list - like Kosovo or Taiwan?
What do the colors and the categories in the Index and on the map signify?
The Methodology and Data
What methodology was used for the ratings?
What are the twelve indicators of state fragility?
How has the methodology been critically reviewed, and how has it been applied?
Does the public have access to the data in this index?
Why does the sum of the indicator scores sometimes not add up exactly to the total score?
Why does the same country have different scores?
The Broad Concepts
What does "state fragility" mean?
What can be done to avert further weakening of states at risk and to stimulate recovery?
Are there examples of states that have recovered?
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