Failed States Index 2010

Top ten: Somalia, Chad, Sudan, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central African Republic, Guinea, Pakistan.
Top ten: Somalia, Chad, Sudan, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central African Republic, Guinea, Pakistan.

Failed state: A state having little or no governance, endemic corruption, profiteering by ruling elites, very poor Human Rights, the government cannot/will not protect the population from others or itself, massive internal conflict, forced internal/external displacement, institutionalised political exclusion of significant numbers of the population, progressive deterioration of welfare infrastructure (hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses) not adequate to meet health, needs, progressive economic decline of the country as a whole as measured by per capita income, debt, severe child mortality rates, poverty levels.

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