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Nepal ranked 33rd most fragile state in 2016

- SAILENDRA ADHIKARI, Kathmandu

Jun 29, 2016-Fund For Peace (FFP), a Washington-based research and educational institution, has ranked Nepal as the 33rd most fragile state in the world.

Nepal has 91.2 points in the Fragile States Index (FSI) published by the institution.

The ranking is based on the indicators of risk and thousands of articles and reports that are processed by the institution’s software from electronically available sources.

African country Somalia tops the Fragile State Index followed by South Sudan and Central African Republic. Sudan and Yemen complete the top five most fragile countries.

Nepal was ranked 36th in the index by FFP in 2015.

Afghanistan tops the list from the South Asian countries with 9th position. Pakistan is second most fragile South Asian countries on 14th. India is ranked 70th while Maldives is the least fragile country with 91st position.

Finland is ranked very sustainable country in the list with first position. Norway and New Zealand occupy the first three followed by Denmark on fourth and Switzerland on fifth position.

Published: 29-06-2016 13:09

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