Moldova ranks 83rd among 178 countries in the failed states index 2013

Moldova ranks 83rd among 178 countries in the annual Failed States Index of the United States think-tank Fund for Peace.

Common indicators include a state whose central government is so weak or ineffective that it has little practical control over much of its territory; non-provision of public services; widespread corruption and criminality; refugees and involuntary movement of populations; sharp economic decline. Countries are divided into several categories marked by different colors:  red – alert; orange –warning, yellow – stable and green – sustainable.

Just as the majority of the former USSR states, the Republic of Moldova has been placed in the orange zone. Yet, Moldova has recorded better scores than Turkmenistan and Belarus (81st position), the Russian Federation (80th position), Azerbaijan (76th position), Georgia (55th), Tajikistan (51st), Kirgizia (48th) and Uzbekistan (44th).   

Moldova’s neighbors – Ukraine and Romania, have also attained better performances, ranking 117th and 130th, respectively.  

The report uses 12 factors to determine the rating for each nation including security threats, economic implosion, human rights violations and refugee flows.

As many as 14 countries have been included in the green area, of which 11 are European states. The most stable countries are Finland (177th position) and Sweden (178th), whereas the most unstable are: Somali, Congo, Sudan, Chad, Yemen, Afghanistan and Haiti.

Adapted from infotag