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Ethiopia fares better than USA in Political Instability Index
nazret.com - Ethiopia has scored surprisingly well in Political Instability Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). According to EIU's Political Instability Index, Ethiopia is ranked 117th, ranking better than France, USA and Iceland. But Ethiopia's risk for social unrest has increased since 2007. Eritrea remains to be at a high risk of political unrest as the economic situation worsens. Ethiopia's risk is moderate.
Zimbabwe tops a list of countries at very high risk of social and political unrest as the impact of the global recession unfolds, according to an index developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Ethiopia has a Political Instability Index of 5.1 and ranks 117th, and Zimbabwe with an index of 8.5 ranks as the most unstable country topping the list. USA has a Political Instability Index of 5.3 and ranks 110.
The report defines social and political unrest or upheaval as those events or developments that pose a serious extra-parliamentary or extra-institutional threat to governments or the existing political order. The events will almost invariably be accompanied by some violence as well as public disorder. These need not necessarily succeed in toppling a government or regime. Even unsuccessful episodes result in turmoil and serious disruption.
The overall index on a scale of 0 (no vulnerability) to 10 (highest vulnerability)has two component indexes an index of underlying vulnerability and an economic distress index. The overall index is a simple average (on a 1-10 scale) of the two component indexes. There are 15 indicators in all-12 for the underlying and 3 for the economic distress index. Underlying vulnerability indicators are: inequality; state history; corruption; ethnic fragmentation; trust in institutions; status of minorities; history of political instability; proclivity to labour unrest; level of social provision; a country’s neighbourhood; regime type (full democracy, "flawed" democracy, hybrid or authoritarian); and the interaction of regime type with political factionalism.
3. Congo Kinshasa
7. Cote dIvoire
Central African Republic
8. Costa Rica
9. New Zealand
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who wrote all this bullshit? i bet it’s the person who never out of his home or app. i really don’t know why people post this kind of stupid survay for the puplic, this is not a survay, because we ( the real people who go out and see the world know the truth) and if it’s there opinion they should keep to themself. wey gud. belew belew they compare ethiopia with US in politica
It will be on ETV tonight. News like this is what TPLF wants so that it will be easier to beg for money.
Who made the assessment any way? Did they check Kaliti?
Ethiopia is doing well. No question about that. But do not tell me that we are more stable than the USA.They sometimes laughingly tell us that we are more vulnerable to state failure than Liberia where we have sent troops to keep their ‘’peace'’
Your mediocre or below mwdiocre brain cannot construe what is meant by the article. Take time before you jump on the internet. It is people like you who are becoming an impediment to economic growth.
One observer noted that “It will be on ETV tonight….”
I agree but it will never appear on opposition web sites for exactly the same reason and I say this is excatly the major problem that we have in our country. Most of us Ethiopians are either totally supporting the government or totally rejecting the government. I think this kind of mentality is the main cause for our demise. We should look things on case by case basis and analyze it separately. The government may be very good in some aspects and very bad on other areas. I am sure Meles loves his country and so does Hailu Shawel or Lidetu. They just have different view of things. Not necessary one is totally correct and the other is 100% wrong. Guys, This world is not black and white and we better stop perciving our environment that way…. It is the gray area that we need to focus on.
i think we are more stable than we look. i didn’t belive those poeple when they say we are falling apart, and i don’t belive them now. i know we have problems and the current gov. doing its best in halting those problems. we know we are in the right direction, we don’t need any approval from any news paper for that. so i don’t give a shite about economist or else.
I am laughing. I will be expecting to see tanks on the outside of whitehouse and riots in the streets, before I see on in Ethiopia. What next ? Ethiopia is going to overtake Switzerland in the prosperity index
This report is gonna make some people SLEEPLESS tonight
your brain is running wild like your name. you see it is possible to change Ethiopia but not people with old and negative menatlity. Set yourslef free from pessimism and inferiority.
know what? like I said in the past wither you like it or now there is progress in our counter. It’s good to see our politics stability. If it wasn’t for cud, the social stability would have been greater.
Aye Tedla [Visitor],
well said and I agree with you 100%.
Encouraging news!!This is (EIU) report most respected by my self.IT is not like the one I read from uninformed,limited,insensitive and disgusting some time garbage comment or report.I wish and need My Ethiopia to be stable.There are some who love to spread doomsday and terror and unstability Shame on you you think twice before mis informing others.I agree THe PM has abused his power and the parlement.I give credit to to the Ethiopian people who tolerated the divde and rule and work for satbility and peace in spite the evil administration.God protect us from evil people and evil adminstration.
Don`t be surprised.It is just a matter of time and the time will come when Americans will immigrate to Ethiopia to seek asylum thanks to the leadership of H.E. PM Meles Zenawi.Never say never.
It is impossible,I can’t believe it.
EIU are weyanes too.
This is why categorizing the PM as a dictator doesn’t make any sense at all. I should also point out that the economic migrants (mostly supports of the failed concept of the old monolithic tribal sate) who are immigrating to the US using concocted stories of “oppression” by the current government as an excuse will have no leg to stand on anymore.
The reason that Ethiopia is better positioned in the scale of political instability is that Ethiopians don’t blame their government for economic problems. They attribute the problem to God. It is the contrary in the rest of the world.
[semere, that is an interesting way to look at it]
If the whole Ethiopia is represented by one region in the far north ("Killil Andd") the index may sound true. However, if we go to the Southern (Oromia), Eastern (Ogaden), Western (Gambella)and Central (Addis Ababa) the reality is quite different.
My country 2 come see or viste GREAT ERITREA SAFE N STABLE
you stupid people this tings are like any market it gos up and down. that, it dos not mean all is will in Ethiopia with that kind of inflation.may be for the elite TPLF that is OK but the average Ethiopian they are living the worst kind of life.
Yesterday, Ethiopia has the 16th worst dictator. Today, it is one of the most stable nations in the world. Some thing doesn’t add up here. When people endure anguish they don’t become stable. It is absolutely not logical. I wish the EIU or what ever … let us know how they conducted their so called survey.
[elcad, Regime type is one of 12 indicators measured under the Political Instability Index category I measurements. A full democracy or authoritarian regime will get the same point. See the methodology used here. ]
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