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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Failed States Index

FP:

Foreign Policy magazines’ 2006 Failed States Index ranks Sri Lanka at #25. At #1 is Sudan. Based on 12 indicators of vulnerability, each country is given a score from 0-120; the higher the score the worse off you are. Sri Lanka for instance is given a score of 92.4; not very far behind the worst country, Sudan, which is at 112.3.


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