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Failed states: Sri Lanka s ranking improves – lankanewspapers

[MISC, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 14:59 No Comment]

Sri Lanka s rankings have improved in the 2009 Failed State Index of the FOREIGN POLICY magazine with the country dropping down from the critical category last year to the danger category in the latest rankings.

The annual report produced by the FOREIGN POLICY magazine and the Fund for Peace, ranks the world s most vulnerable states in order from most down to least.

Sri Lanka finds itself among countries like Uganda, Niger, Burundi, Nepal, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Congo, Iran and Syria.

Sri Lanka is ranked 22 in the latest report while last year it was ranked 20 and was among the critical countries headed by Somalia and included Zimbabwe and North Korea.

The fifth annual Failed States Index is a collaboration between the Fund for Peace — an independent research organization, and Foreign Policy. Using 12 indicators of state cohesion and performance, compiled through a close examination of more than 30,000 publicly available sources, it ranked 177 states in order from most to least at risk of failure. The 60 most vulnerable states are listed in the rankings.

The Fund for Peace is one of the world s leading institutions developing creative strategies to prevent and resolve conflict. An independent research and educational organization, it has spent the past 10 years pioneering new tools for decision makers. The Fund focuses on developing early warning and performance measures promoting transparency and accountability among governments, the private sector, and non-state actors limiting weapons proliferation and protecting civilians caught in conflict.

Founded in 1970, FOREIGN POLICY is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., FOREIGN POLICY was a 2007 winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

The magazine s readers include some of the most influential leaders in business, government, and other professional areas throughout the United States and more than 160 other countries.

The magazine says the global recession is sparking fears that multiple states could slip all at once into the ranks of the failing and that now more than ever, failed-state triage could become a grim necessity for world leaders from the United Nations and World Bank to US President Barack Obama s White House.

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