The Failed States Index is an annual report prepared by Foreign Policy Magazine and the Fund for Peace Organization, which provides details about risk indicators of 177 countries and ranks them based on their social, economic and political indicators. The higher the ranking, the more stable conditions in the country are. In the 2009 index, the Philippines ranked 53rd overall, the least stable among the ASEAN-6. It scored the worst ratings for Criminalization/Delegitimization of State and for Rise of Factionalized Elite. The country is currently categorized as having a Warning Country Alert and finds itself in the company of Angola, Bolivia and Cambodia. In percentile terms, the Philippines has fallen sharply since 2006, from 47th to 30th in 2009 (see Figure 32).
Figure 32: Failed states index in percentile rankings among the ASEAN-6 between 2006 and 2014
Sources: Foreign Policy magazine and author’s calculations