Fragile States Index Annual Report 2020
The Fund for Peace 2020
Twenty-three percent of the world’s population live in fragile and conflict-affected states and territories (FCS), generating 2.7% global GDP (OECD 2020). FCS have made least progress in development outcomes to meet Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, health, gender equality and among others. Conflicts have significantly eroded years of development efforts, driving many countries into a vicious cycle of poverty. In 2020, FCS are home to 76.5% (460millions) of those living in extreme poverty. COVID-19 will bring an additional 26millions to extreme poverty. Moreover, the states, having limited authority, legitimacy, and capacity to manage or mitigate risks associated with conflict, natural disasters and pandemic cannot deliver core responsibilities of a government.
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