Monday, August 20, 2018

Kenya in a “Critically Failed State” category – Fund For Peace Failed State Index 2009

Failed State Index – The Fund For Peace has published 5 Failed State Indices the latest being the 2009 Index. Kenya’s score has placed it 14th out of 177 countries just below Burma and is in the “Critically Failed State category”.

The methodology behind the index is provided on the Fund For Peace website www.fundforpeace.org.

Fund For Peace is a non – profit organisation based in Washington, DC USA.
Fund For Peace’s mission is to prevent war & alleviate the conditions that cause war.

The website has data and publications for example,

Kenya Fund For Peace Country Profile

The table below is a summary of the ranking over the last 5 years.
Fund For Peace – Kenya Failed State Index Comparison 2005 – 2009
(All figures sourced from Fund For Peace Failed State Index 2005 – 2009. Table compiled by William Ang’awa)
Kenya
Uganda
Tanzania
South Africa
Nigeria
Somalia
2009
14/177
21/177
70/177
122/177
15/177
1/177
Score
101.4
96.9
81.1
67.4
99.8
114.7
2008
26/177
16/177
75/177
125/177
18/177
1/177
Score
93.4
96.1
79.1
62.7
95.7
114.2
2007
31/177
15/177
76/177
133/177
17/177
3/177
Score
91.3
96.4
79.3
57.4
95.6
111.1
2006
34/177
21/177
71/177
110/177
22/177
7/177
Score
88.6
94.5
78.3
55.7
94.4
105.9
2005
25/76
27/76
32/76
N/A
54/76
5/76
Score
92.7
91.7
91
N/A
84.3
102.3
Country most at risk:
2007 Sudan 1/177 score 113.7
2006 Sudan 1/177 score 112.3
2005 Cote D’Ivoire. 1/177 score 106
Tanzania was ranked at 70 in 2009 and was in the “In Danger” category and has consistently outperformed its fellow East African neighbours. Rwanda also achieves a more positive ranking than Kenya and Uganda.

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