From the 2018 Index, the top 10 most vulnerable states included:
- South Sudan
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo
On the flip side, states with the lowest scores were found to be the most vulnerable and less at-risk for conflict or collapse. The top state based on the 2018 Index was Finland with a score of 17.9. Norway came in second place with a score of 18.3, while Switzerland came in next with a score of 19.2.
The states that appear at the bottom of the Index of 2018 and thus are less vulnerable to conflict or collapse include: