Below is our most recent Political Risk Index (PRI) Table ranked from low to high risk within each region listed. The PRI is the overall measure of risk for a given country, calculated by using all 17 risk components from the PRS Methodology including turmoil, financial transfer, direct investment, and export markets. The Index provides a basic, convenient way to compare countries directly, as well as demonstrating changes over the past five years.

10/13 12 11 10 09
GLOBAL AVERAGES 72 72 72 72 72
N. & Cent. America Avg. 73 73 72 72 71
Canada 94 93 94 92 95
Trinidad & Tobago 80 82 83 83 83
United States 80 80 79 79 76
Mexico 79 75 74 74 74
Panama 77 77 76 77 74
Costa Rica 76 77 74 74 74
El Salvador 73 72 73 70 70
Jamaica 71 70 68 70 68
Nicaragua 71 70 72 72 69
Guatemala 70 70 71 70 70
Dominican Republic 68 68 66 70 69
Honduras 68 69 70 69 67
Haiti 63 62 62 61 62
Cuba 49 50 49 49 49

South America Avg. 69 68 68 68 67
Chile 85 82 81 83 83
Uruguay 80 80 80 81 77
Peru 78 76 70 72 68
Colombia 73 71 70 67 64
Suriname 73 73 72 69 73
Paraguay 72 72 73 71 71
Brazil 71 73 73 75 76
Bolivia 66 67 66 66 66
Guyana 66 65 67 65 65
Argentina 59 57 59 60 58
Ecuador 56 53 53 53 51
Venezuela 44 47 48 48 46

West Europe Avg. 79 79 79 80 81
Norway 89 88 87 87 88
Austria 87 87 87 88 88
Sweden 87 88 89 89 89
Switzerland 86 86 86 86 86
Finland 84 84 86 87 87
Netherlands 84 84 88 88 87
Belgium 82 79 80 82 82
Denmark 82 82 80 78 79
Germany 82 82 80 81 80
United Kingdom 80 80 80 80 80
Ireland 76 76 74 77 80
Spain 75 76 73 74 76
France 73 74 75 77 77
Turkey 73 70 68 65 66
Portugal 72 75 77 77 77
Italy 71 72 72 74 77
Greece 68 68 68 71 73

Cent. & South Asia Avg. 65 65 64 64 65
Azerbaijan 71 72 71 73 74
India 68 69 68 68 70
Sri Lanka 68 69 67 66 65
Kazakhstan 67 67 64 65 63
Bangladesh 59 59 60 59 59
Pakistan 55 52 53 53 56

East Europe Avg. 73 74 74 75 76
Czech Republic 84 83 84 83 83
Poland 82 82 78 78 80
Bulgaria 80 83 82 82 83
Slovakia 78 79 83 86 83
Romania 71 73 74 74 74
Hungary 70 69 69 71 77
Ukraine 61 62 62 60 62
Russia 60 62 61 64 64

MidEast/N. Africa Avg. 68 68 68 71 71
Oman 86 85 85 86 86
United Arab Emirates 86 84 85 87 88
Israel 81 80 79 78 78
Kuwait 80 76 77 80 79
Saudi Arabia 78 77 77 79 76
Morocco 69 69 68 70 70
Algeria 68 68 68 68 69
Tunisia 66 69 70 73 72
Egypt 59 67 65 67 67
Iraq 56 58 58 58 56
Libya 55 57 56 68 69
Syria 49 53 50 62 60
Iran 45 45 48 50 51

Sub-Saharan Africa Avg. 65 65 65 66 66
Botswana 83 82 82 83 83
Congo 73 72 72 72 72
Gabon 73 73 74 74 77
Cameroon 71 72 73 73 73
Ghana 71 70 71 67 67
Zambia 69 68 72 71 70
Angola 68 68 68 68 68
South Africa 68 70 69 71 72
Côte d’Ivoire 67 66 66 64 61
Kenya 67 67 66 70 66
Nigeria 59 59 58 57 58
Guinea 56 54 53 55 52
Congo DR 54 57 57 56 54
Sudan 48 50 51 62 63
Zimbabwe 41 45 46 46 47

East Asia/Pacific Avg. 79 79 76 75 75
Hong Kong 92 92 92 92 91
Singapore 92 92 89 89 89
Taiwan 90 90 89 88 83
Australia 88 88 88 87 86
Japan 86 84 82 83 83
New Zealand 82 83 80 82 83
Malaysia 80 80 79 79 78
South Korea 80 78 73 72 73
Thailand 77 76 72 70 69
Papua New Guinea 73 71 71 69 69
Philippines 73 73 68 67 66
Indonesia 72 73 72 70 67
China 70 70 69 70 70
Myanmar 66 65 56 46 43
Vietnam 64 64 65 67 69