As civilizations progress positively they become more likely to encapsulate these characteristics.
Freedom of Press
Freedom of Action
Freedom of Religion
Appreciation for the Vital role of Science and Technology
Rule of Law
Private Ownership of Property
Personal Responsibility – Recognizable Free Will
Accountability of Political Office
Social Service Institutions
High Levels of Education
Low levels of bribery and corruption
If a state fails it is normally missing several of these ingredients.