Category Archives: Fund for Peace

2011: Failed States Index – Georgia Review

The strength of the Failed States Index is its ability to distill millions of pieces of information into a form that is relevant as well as easily digestible and informative. Daily, the Fund for Peace collects thousands of reports and information from around the world, detailing the existing social, economic and political pressures faced by each of the 177 countries that we analyze.

The Fund for Peace’s software performs content analysis on this collected information. Through sophisticated search parameters and algorithms, the CAST software separates the relevant data from the irrelevant. Guided by 12 primary social, economic and political indicators (each split into an average of 14 sub-indicators), the CAST software analyzes the collected information using specialized search terms that flag relevant items. This analysis is then converted using an algorithm into a score representing the significance of each of the various pressures for a given country.

Georgian Score: 47 from 177 country, in 2010 – 37 (Then lower in the list, the better)

Georgia is the most improved nation, reaping the benefits of new accountability and transparency measures in the security sector and a government crackdown on corruption. A reduced threat of conflict with neighboring Russia further improved scores.

Score Rank Different
Mounting Demograpic Pressures 5.80 112 -0.40
Massive Movement of Refugees or Internally-Displaced Persons 7.50 32 -0.80
Vengeance-Seeking Group Grievance 8.00 31 -0.50
Chronic and Sustained Human Flight 5.50 104 -0.50
Uneven Economic Development 6.90 86 -0.60
Poverty and Sharp or Severe Economic Decline 6.00 84 0.00
Legitimacy of the State 8.40 35 -0.60
Progressive Deterioration of Public Services 6.00 83 -0.30
Violation of Human Rights and Rule of Law 6.90 66 -0.60
Security Apparatus 7.90 32 0.00
Rise of Factionalized Elites 8.95 18 0.05
Intervention of External Actors 8.50 22 -1.00
Total 86.35 47 -5.45

Each Indicator is rated on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 (low) being the most stable and 10 (high) being the most at-risk of collapse and violence. Think of it as trying to bring down a fever, with high being dangerous and low being acceptable.

Source: http://www.fundforpeace.org/global/?q=fsi-grid2011

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2010: Failed States Index – Georgia Review

The strength of the Failed States Index is its ability to distill millions of pieces of information into a form that is relevant as well as easily digestible and informative. Daily, the Fund for Peace collects thousands of reports and information from around the world, detailing the existing social, economic and political pressures faced by each of the 177 countries that we analyze.

The Fund for Peace’s software performs content analysis on this collected information. Through sophisticated search parameters and algorithms, the CAST software separates the relevant data from the irrelevant. Guided by 12 primary social, economic and political indicators (each split into an average of 14 sub-indicators), the CAST software analyzes the collected information using specialized search terms that flag relevant items. This analysis is then converted using an algorithm into a score representing the significance of each of the various pressures for a given country.

Georgian Score: 37 from 177 country, in 2009 – 33 (Then lower in the list, the better)

Score Rank Different
Mounting Demograpic Pressures 6.20 112 -0.20
Massive Movement of Refugees or Internally-Displaced Persons 7.80 32 -0.50
Vengeance-Seeking Group Grievance 8.40 31 -0.10
Chronic and Sustained Human Flight 5.80 104 -0.20
Uneven Economic Development 7.20 86 -0.30
Poverty and Sharp or Severe Economic Decline 6.50 84 0.50
Legitimacy of the State 9.00 35 0.00
Progressive Deterioration of Public Services 6.40 83 0.10
Violation of Human Rights and Rule of Law 7.30 66 -0.20
Security Apparatus 8.00 32 0.10
Rise of Factionalized Elites 9.10 18 0.20
Intervention of External Actors 8.70 22 -0.80
Total 90.40 37 -1.40

Each Indicator is rated on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 (low) being the most stable and 10 (high) being the most at-risk of collapse and violence. Think of it as trying to bring down a fever, with high being dangerous and low being acceptable.

Source: http://www.fundforpeace.org/global/?q=fsi-grid2010

2009: Failed States Index – Georgia Review

The strength of the Failed States Index is its ability to distill millions of pieces of information into a form that is relevant as well as easily digestible and informative. Daily, the Fund for Peace collects thousands of reports and information from around the world, detailing the existing social, economic and political pressures faced by each of the 177 countries that we analyze.

The Fund for Peace’s software performs content analysis on this collected information. Through sophisticated search parameters and algorithms, the CAST software separates the relevant data from the irrelevant. Guided by 12 primary social, economic and political indicators (each split into an average of 14 sub-indicators), the CAST software analyzes the collected information using specialized search terms that flag relevant items. This analysis is then converted using an algorithm into a score representing the significance of each of the various pressures for a given country.

Georgian Score: 33 from 177 country, in 2008 – 56 (Then lower in the list, the better)

Score Rank Different
Mounting Demograpic Pressures 6.40 105 0.10
Massive Movement of Refugees or Internally-Displaced Persons 8.30 21 1.50
Vengeance-Seeking Group Grievance 8.50 20 0.40
Chronic and Sustained Human Flight 6.00 91 0.30
Uneven Economic Development 7.50 73 0.60
Poverty and Sharp or Severe Economic Decline 6.00 92 0.60
Legitimacy of the State 9.00 21 0.60
Progressive Deterioration of Public Services 6.30 85 0.40
Violation of Human Rights and Rule of Law 7.50 50 1.60
Security Apparatus 7.90 30 0.20
Rise of Factionalized Elites 8.90 17 0.60
Intervention of External Actors 9.50 11  1.10
Total 91.80 33 8.00

Each Indicator is rated on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 (low) being the most stable and 10 (high) being the most at-risk of collapse and violence. Think of it as trying to bring down a fever, with high being dangerous and low being acceptable.

Source: http://www.fundforpeace.org/global/?q=fsi-grid2009