KATHMANDU, June 29: Nepal has been ranked the 33rd most fragile state in the world among 168 nations and third most fragile state among eight south Asian nations, according to the Fragile States Index 2016, created by The Fund for Peace and Published by Foreign Policy magazine.
Nepal has obtained a score of 91.2 based on 12 social, economic, and political indicators which analyze how wars, peace accords, environmental calamities, and political movements have pushed countries toward stability or closer to the brink of collapse.
With a score of 114, Somalia stands as the most fragile state in the world while Finland (score 18.8) is the least fragile state in the world, according to the FSI.
South Asian countries on FSI:
Source: FSI 2016
In South Asia, Afghanistan is the most fragile state ranking 9th on the FSI with a score of 107.9. Similarly, ranked 91st on the FSI with a score of 74.0, the Maldives is the least fragile state in South Asia. The FSI is being published for the past 12 years.