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.

15-Apr 14 13 12 11
GLOBAL AVERAGES 73 73 72 72 72
N. & Cent. America Avg. 75 74 73 73 72
Canada 93 93 94 93 94
United States 84 83 80 80 79
Trinidad & Tobago 83 83 80 82 83
Mexico 80 80 79 75 74
Panama 78 77 77 77 76
Costa Rica 77 77 76 77 74
Jamaica 76 76 71 70 68
Nicaragua 74 74 71 70 72
El Salvador 71 70 73 72 73
Guatemala 71 69 69 70 71
Dominican Republic 70 70 68 68 66
Honduras 69 69 68 69 70
Haiti 65 65 63 62 62
Cuba 56 52 49 50 49
South America Avg. 70 70 69 68 68
Chile 84 84 85 82 81
Uruguay 81 81 79 80 80
Colombia 78 78 74 71 70
Peru 78 79 78 76 70
Paraguay 76 76 72 72 73
Suriname 75 75 73 73 72
Brazil 70 71 71 73 73
Bolivia 69 69 66 67 66
Guyana 65 67 66 65 67
Argentina 63 61 59 57 59
Ecuador 55 55 56 53 53
Venezuela 45 42 45 47 48
West Europe Avg. 80 80 80 79 79
Norway 90 91 89 88 87
Austria 88 88 87 87 87
Sweden 87 87 87 88 89
Finland 86 84 84 84 86
Switzerland 86 86 86 86 86
United Kingdom 86 85 80 80 80
Netherlands 85 85 84 84 88
Denmark 83 83 82 82 80
Germany 83 83 82 82 80
Belgium 81 81 82 79 80
Ireland 78 78 76 76 74
France 76 75 73 74 75
Spain 75 75 75 76 73
Portugal 74 74 72 75 77
Italy 73 73 72 72 72
Turkey 71 72 73 70 68
Greece 66 66 68 68 68
Cent. & South Asia Avg. 67 67 65 65 64
Azerbaijan 75 76 71 72 71
Sri Lanka 72 72 68 69 67
India 70 69 68 69 68
Kazakhstan 70 70 67 67 64
Bangladesh 62 61 58 59 60
Pakistan 54 53 55 52 53
East Europe Avg. 74 74 74 74 74
Czech Republic 88 88 85 83 84
Bulgaria 83 83 81 83 82
Poland 81 81 82 82 78
Slovakia 79 78 78 79 83
Romania 76 75 71 73 74
Hungary 75 73 70 69 69
Ukraine 56 57 61 62 62
Russia 52 53 60 62 61
MidEast/N. Africa Avg. 67 67 68 68 68
United Arab Emirates 89 89 86 84 85
Oman 84 84 86 85 85
Israel 82 81 81 80 79
Kuwait 81 81 80 76 77
Saudi Arabia 78 78 78 77 77
Morocco 70 70 69 69 68
Algeria 69 67 68 68 68
Tunisia 69 67 66 69 70
Egypt 58 59 59 67 65
Iran 52 52 45 45 48
Iraq 50 51 56 58 58
Libya 44 45 55 57 56
Syria 44 44 49 53 50
Sub-Saharan Africa Avg. 65 65 65 65 65
Botswana 84 83 84 82 82
Gabon 73 73 73 73 74
Congo 72 73 73 72 72
Cameroon 71 71 73 72 73
Ghana 70 70 71 70 71
Zambia 70 70 69 68 72
Angola 69 67 67 68 68
South Africa 69 69 68 70 69
Côte d’Ivoire 68 68 67 66 66
Kenya 67 68 67 67 66
Nigeria 59 58 58 59 58
Guinea 54 56 56 54 53
Congo DR 53 53 54 57 57
Sudan 50 50 48 50 51
Zimbabwe 43 43 41 45 46
East Asia/Pacific Avg. 79 79 79 78 76
Hong Kong 92 92 92 92 92
Singapore 92 92 92 89 89
Taiwan 90 90 90 90 89
Australia 88 88 88 88 88
New Zealand 86 84 82 83 80
Japan 85 86 86 84 82
South Korea 82 82 80 78 73
Malaysia 78 78 80 80 79
Thailand 76 76 76 76 72
Philippines 73 73 73 73 68
Papua New Guinea 72 72 72 71 71
China 70 70 70 70 69
Indonesia 69 71 72 73 72
Vietnam 68 68 64 64 65
Myanmar 64 64 64 65 56

Note: Produced semi-annually. Only the most current data is displayed.